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Coordinated School Health Department

The Coordinated School Health Department connects students, schools, families and community partners to opportunities and services that reduce barriers to learning and promote student and school success.

Contact Information

Physical Address:
6400 Uptown Blvd. NE Suite 340 West Albuquerque 87110 Map

Phone: (505) 855-9850
Fax: (505) 830-1771

Full staff listing

Before and After School Programs

Wellness Yucca

"Making Connections Happen"

Assists students in achieving excellence in academics/learning and bridging the gap between home, school, programs and the community; and facilitates families' access to before and after school programs.

Family Engagement Unit

Supports schools in engaging families to be active participants in their children's learning at home and at school, starting with training for school staff and resources for families. 

Families and Schools Together (FAST)

A multifamily group program aimed at connecting families to their schools, improving parenting skills, building life and social skills and connecting families to local support resources in order to build protective factors around students so they can succeed and school and in life.

Student Wellness

Oversees the implementation of the APS Wellness Plan; coordinates and supports the District School Health Advisory Council (SHAC); school site SHACs; site wellness plans; compliance with competitive food sales and school gardens/outdoor classrooms.

Attendance Promotion and Truancy Prevention

Provides assistance and resources to schools, families and students in an effort to enhance student attendance.

Volunteer Services/Special Projects

Provides technical assistance, partnership development and training support of Volunteer Programs.  Serves as liaison with school personnel, local agencies, business partners/organizations partnerships and the community.  Provides oversight of day to day operation of the APS Community Clothing Bank, school supply drives and other special projects.

Contact Us

Person Title Phone
Daphne Strader Director (505) 855-5262
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