The School Health Liaison Program is a program of the Pinal County Public Health Services District and has been made possible by the Pinal County Board of Supervisors’ approval of the creation of a Public Health District. The program is funded by the Public Health District and the ADHS Bureau of Tobacco and Chronic Disease. The goals of the program are to:
Improve the efficiency and span of Public Health services available to Pinal County residents, specifically school-aged children and their families;
Help school districts maintain optimal health and safety conditions for students; and
Provide a reliable “point person” for school administrators to obtain available services to meet their site’s public health needs.
A unique aspect of the School Health Liaison Program is that school staff determine health education priorities based upon the Public Health needs of their school. In addition to services that are offered universally, such as health articles for parent newsletters, links to Public Health programs, and information about communicable diseases, the Program tailors Public Health education to meet the needs of the school.
The following school districts have been assigned School Health Liaisons during 2018-2019:
•Casa Grande Elementary School District: Palo Verde Elementary, Saguaro Elementary, Cactus Middle School, Casa Grande Middle School, and Villago Middle School
•Coolidge Unified School District: Heartland Ranch Elementary, West Elementary, Coolidge Junior High, and Coolidge High School.
•Eloy Elementary School District: Curiel Primary, Eloy Intermediate, and Eloy Junior High School.
•Florence Unified School District: Copper Basin K-8, Magma Ranch K-8, Florence High School, Poston Butte High School, and San Tan Foothills High School.
•JO Combs School District: Ellsworth Elementary, Harmon Elementary, Ranch Elementary, Simonton Elementary, and JO Combs Middle School.
•Juvenile Justice Center.
•Mammoth/San Manuel Unified School District: First Avenue Elementary and San Manuel Junior/Senior High School
•Maricopa Unified School District: Desert Wind Middle School, Maricopa Wells Middle School, and Maricopa High School.
•Ray Unified School District: Ray Elementary School and Ray Junior/Senior High School
•Toltec Elementary School District: Arizona City Elementary and Toltec Elementary School
Contact Jan.Vidimos@pinalcountyaz.gov or 520-866-7335.