School and Family Support Bureau
Healthy kids make better students. Better students make healthier communities.

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School Health News (Spring 2009)
School Health News (Winter 2009)
School Health News (Fall 2008)


New Mexico Administrative Code

6.12.5 Nutrition: Competitive Food Sales | Nutrition Grid
6.12.6 School District Wellness Policy
6.12.7 Bullying Prevention Policy Rule

6.10.13 Homeless Policy Rule
6.30.2 Amended Standards for Excellence



Health Education Standards with
Benchmarks and Performance Standards
Physical Education Standards with
Benchmarks and Performance Standards


Data Collection

Health Services Report 2011
Link to data collection for 2010-11 health services

Help document for Health Services Report


Current RFAs

2009 School/Local Collaborative Partnership Initiative


Planning for Safe Schools in New Mexico


Section I: Prevention
Section II: Policies and Procedures
Section III: Response
Section IV: Recovery

More Technical Assistance Documents

Planning for Safe Schools in New Mexico: Introduction, Dr. Kristine Meurer

PED Section III Response

Practical Suggestions for Crisis Debriefing in Schools, Scott Poland

Recovery Sample Letters

Planning for Safe Schools in New Mexico: Action Task Template

Internet Safety

Memo from Dr. García
Tips for Elementary Schools
Tips for Middle Schools
Tips for High Schools

Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention

Teen Dating Violence Toolkit

Preparing for Flu in NM Schools

Memo from Dr. Garcia
Preparing for Pandemic Flu in New Mexico Schools: Information for Educators and Community Members


A Guide to Truancy Referrals

Safe Schools Reports

The 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 reports will be
combined into a single report to be posted in the Spring of 2010

2004-2005 | 2003-2004 | 2002-2003 | 2001-2002

Year End Report 2007-08 Evaluation

School Health Services

Opening a School-Based Heath Center: A How To Guide

Annual School Health Services Report 2005-2006


NM Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey 2007 Tour

The Public Education Department, the Department of Health and the University of New Mexico's Prevention Research Center is proud to host YRRS 2008, a state-wide tour to report the results of the 2007 New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey (YRRS) and special encore showing school staffs how these data can be used in each district/school to promote student success. You thought Woodstock was wild, just wait to you see how numbers crunched and presented the right way can impact a student's future!

Open this flyer YRRS 08 Tour.pdf  for the dates, times and places for the Building Happy, Healthy Students Tour!

Or, register online today, it's fast and easy:

To contact the tour managers:

Dr. William Blair, 505-222-4749
Dan Green, 505-476-1779
Dr. Linda Peñaloza, 505-272-4462

Survey 2007 | Survey 2005 | Survey 2003


School and Family Support Bureau
120 S. Federal Place, Room 206
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Ph: 505.827.1804

5600 Eagle Rock Ave., Room 201
Albuquerque, NM 87113

School and Family Support Bureau
Staff Listing

Office of School Health (DOH)

Programs and Initiatives of the School and Family Support Bureau
  • After school enrichment and anti-obesity
  • Alcohol
  • Asthma
  • Behavioral health
  • Bullying prevention
  • Chronic disease
  • Compulsory school age
  • Counseling
  • Diabetes
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dropout
  • Drugs
  • Family and Youth Resource Act
  • Health education
  • Health services
  • HIV
  • Homeless
  • Media literacy
  • Mediation
  • Medicaid
  • Medication in schools
  • Mental health
  • Mentoring
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity
  • Oral health
  • Parent involvement
  • Physical education
  • Social Services
  • School nursing
  • School psychology
  • School safety
  • School social work
  • Sexuality
  • Staff and student wellness
  • Suicide
  • Teen pregnancy
  • Tobacco
  • Truancy
  • Wellness

The School and Family Support Bureau believes that all students can become successful and responsible individuals who value and choose an active and healthy lifestyle. Through leadership and teamwork we advocate and provide support for schools and families to implement coordinated school health programs.

Through intra-inter agency collaboration, the bureau works to promote healthier schools by providing support and resources to LEAs. This coordination, along with technical assistance, enables schools to develop and implement instructional programs designed to improve instruction and increase student learning. This coordinated approach to school health provides a framework for linking health and education which is based on the philosophy that “healthy kids make better students and better students make healthier communities."