The mission of the California School Environmental Health & Asthma Collaborative (SEHAC) is to ensure that schools provide an optimally healthful environment that maximizes health, teaching, working and learning for the entire school community.
The goal of the California School Environmental Health & Asthma Collaborative (SEHAC) is to implement the State Strategic Plan for Asthma in California 2008-2012, using a coordinated school health approach that will:
- Increase the school communitys awareness of the importance of addressing indoor air quality and asthma issues, and the recognition of the links between mental and physical health and positive learning outcomes.
- Engage state and local policymakers and education leaders to promote school based asthma management programs and indoor air quality management plans, and to encourage the implementation of school district policies on asthma and indoor air quality.
- Improve school indoor air quality through school site interventions involving all school personnel and through the implementation of strategies including the use of environmentally preferable products.
- Create professional development and training opportunities for school district staff, board members, administrators, and teachers to learn about asthma and indoor air quality and to integrate environmental and health education into academic curriculum when feasible and appropriate.
- Increase the capacity and resources provided to schools for addressing asthma and indoor air quality issues.
- Increase collaborations that will leverage community partnerships, parent/student involvement and resources to address asthma and indoor air quality issues in schools.
Learn more about SEHAC, its members and accomplishments here.