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Virtual Healthy School: How Components of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model Can Be Integrated Into Your School [website] [downloadable]

Virtual Healthy School (VHS) is an interactive learning tool from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Healthy Schools that illustrates how the components of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model can be integrated into a school.

VHS is a valuable resource to assist schools in improving policies to support students’ nutritional, physical, mental health, and social-emotional needs. VHS takes users on a tour through various areas within a school setting, looks at some everyday objects in each area, and provides recommendations on improving school health initiatives.

A PDF of the VHS transcript is available to download. Also see the Virtual Healthy School Resource List, a lengthy collection of websites and downloadable resources in the following areas:

  • health education physical education and physical activity
  • nutrition environment and services
  • health services
  • counseling, psychological, and social services
  • social and emotional climate
  • physical environment
  • employee wellness
  • family engagement
  • community involvement
  • school health index resources
  • professional development
  • general WSCC resources

Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child

The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model is an expansion and update of the Coordinated School Health (CSH) approach. The WSCC model focuses its attention on the child, emphasizes a school-wide approach, and acknowledges learning, health, and the school as being a part and reflection of the local community.

Download this PDF from the CDC to learn more about the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Virtual Healthy School (VHS), https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/vhs/index.html | public domain, last updated: November 29, 2018

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