Local Health Department and School Partnerships Report Released

Published Date: 
Monday, July 31, 2017
Issue: 
No.196
Category: 
Resources, Reports, Research

The National Association of Chronic Disease Director has released a new report, Local Health Department and School Partnerships: Working Together to Build Healthier Schools.  Both public and private schools serve students from their surrounding communities, each with unique needs, but all sharing the common need to be healthy, safe, supported, engaged, and challenged in order to achieve academic success. These make up the five Whole Child Tenets (ASCD) which recognize the need to address students’ comprehensive needs to promote long-term development and success. Building on these five Tenets, the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model provides a framework to address the relationship between student learning and health. This report highlights the role that local health departments can play in school- and district-level efforts to strength several aspects of student and staff wellness. The stories of two local health departments (Northern Kentucky Health Department and Dakota County Public Health Department) that have established partnerships with the local school districts and schools in their jurisdictions are also presented in the report.

News Source/Citation: 

National Association of Chronic Disease Directors: http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.chronicdisease.org/resource/resmgr/school_h...

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