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AAP Council on School Health

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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on School Health (COSH) is composed of approximately 200 pediatricians (Fellows of the Academy) and affiliate members representing various professional disciplines including, nurses, counselors and other allied health professionals. The Council is led by a 15 member Executive Committee, which consists of AAP fellows elected by active members of the Council and liaisons from several national organizations. Click here to learn about council membership.

What does the Council on School Health Do?

To achieve its mission and vision, the AAP COSH provides:

  • Advocacy – Informs national and state policy to ensure the health and safety of students and supports integrated, comprehensive, coordinated school health and other school-based health services
  • Technical Assistance – Provides guidance to support implementation of school health policies and practices
  • Education – Offers continuing medical education focused on best practices for effective school health policies and programs
  • Policy Development –Develops and disseminates policy based on best practices and evidence based research


To learn more about COSH and its invaluable work to support school health services, visit the COSH Web site

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