The 6-Step Process

The 6-Step Process is the ongoing journey schools take as part of the Healthy Schools Program. This process requires program members to continuously evaluate and improve upon their school's health and wellness initiatives and learn from successes and challenges to create sustainable change. When repeated each year, the 6-Step Process helps solidify healthy policies and practices and strengthen the culture of health within the school community.


Step 1: Build Support

Read how a physical education teacher assembled a wellness team in Georgia

Step 2: Assess Your School

Learn how a school nurse in Texas mastered the School Health Index


Step 3: Develop Your Action Plan

Take charge of your Action Plan with tips from a physical education teacher in Nebraska 


Step 4: Explore Resources

Tackle the Resource Library with inspiration from a physical education teacher in Maryland


Step 5: Take Action

Hear from a school wellness coordinator who successfully transformed her school environment in Missouri