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    Texas School Health Program
    PO Box 149347, MC 1945
    Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street
    Austin, Texas 78756

    Phone: 512-776-7279
    Fax: 512-776-7555

    Email comments or questions to SchoolHealth@dshs.texas.gov

About the School Health Program

The Texas School Health Program envisions a Texas where all children are healthy, ready to learn, and prepared to make healthy lifelong choices. Our mission is to meet the health services and health program needs of Texas children through schools. Research indicates that by addressing young people’s health, schools can improve student performance. There is mounting evidence that when schools take action to address health needs of students, they also can meet performance goals and alleviate financial constraints.

While the Texas School Health Program does not regulate schools, we do provide school health leadership, support, and guidance to Texas school districts. This includes comprehensive school health and safety issues regarding the Whole Child, Whole School and Whole Community by:

  • Maintaining the linkage between the Texas Department of State Health Services and school districts as it relates to health promotion and chronic disease;
  • Engaging in collaborative efforts with internal and external partners and stakeholders;
  • Ensuring infrastructure to provide support to schools;
  • Serving as the central source for resources and tools in support of school health evidence-based programs, practices and policies; and 
  • Disseminating timely school health-related information and data.

If you have concerns about your school's environment or programs, we suggest you contact your local school administrator, school board, and/or school health advisory council.  

Allergies and Anaphylaxis Web Portal and Reporting Web Form

In response to Subchapter E of the Texas Education Code, Chapter 38, regarding the maintenance, administration, and disposal of epinephrine auto-injectors, the School Health Program created the Allergies and Anaphylaxis web portal. This DSHS resource contains information about food allergies, epinephrine auto-injectors, and the Stock Epinephrine Advisory Committee. 

The portal also contains the Epinephrine Auto-Injector Reporting Form for schools to report the administration of an epinephrine auto-injector to DSHS.

Last updated March 1, 2021