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Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child

Implementation of the WSCC Framework

Published: 3/26/2020 10:20 AM

​“The coordination of policies, processes, and practices (represented by the white band around the five Whole Child Tenets) plays a critical role in creating and sustaining a school environment that supports both learning and health. Districts and schools can use the WSCC model to guide coordination and collaboration between component areas, facilitating awareness of issues across administrators, staff and community partners in different areas. As a result, schools are often able to leverage new resources, reduce duplication, and provide consistent messaging to create awareness and garner support for the identified priority areas.”

The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child: A Guide to Implementation – National Association of Chronic Disease Directors

Councils and Committees

The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child: A Guide to Implementation

This resource provides an overview of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model itself and the model in action. There is step by step guidance for districts and schools to implement the model.

 

Assessment tools

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s School Health Index

The School Health Index (SHI) is a self-assessment and planning guide that provides self-evaluation and planning tools for schools. It is available as an interactive, customizable online tool or downloadable, printable version. The SHI aligns with the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model.

 

Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program

The Healthy Schools Program helps schools and districts adopt policies and practices that result in healthier, happier students. This work aligns with the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development’s (ASCD) Whole School, Whole Community and Whole Child Model.

 

Action for Healthy Kids

Action for Healthy Kids provides an online guide for schools that includes tools and resources to create healthier learning environments for students, staff and communities. It is interactive and allows you to assess your current need and create a game plan on how to improve your school and community.

 

Healthy Out-of-School Time Assessment

Healthier Generation offers an evidence-based assessment tool to create a healthier out-of-school time environment for kids. Created in partnership with the National Afterschool Association’s Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards 2.0, the Healthy Out-of-School Time Assessment will help you track what you are already doing to support health and wellness at your site as well as highlight opportunities for growth and improvement. 

 

Integration of the WSCC Model

The following resources contain evidence-based strategies and promising practices for using the WSCC approach across the school setting.

 

Integrating School Health Services Across the WSCC Framework

This one-pager explains the importance of school health services and shares evidence-based strategies and promising practices for using the WSCC approach across the school setting to promote health services and active, healthy lifestyles for students with chronic health conditions.  

 

Integrating Nutrition Across the WSCC Framework

This one-pager explains the importance of providing students and staff with access to healthy foods and beverages, consistent messages about nutrition and opportunities to learn about and practice health eating. Shares evidence-based strategies and promising practices for using the WSCC approach to promote nutrition education and healthy eating behaviors across the school setting.

 

Integrating Out-of-School-Time Across the WSCC Framework

This one-pager explains how the WSCC model can be used in Out-of -SchoolTime (OST) programs. Provides evidence-based strategies and promising practices for using the WSCC approach to strengthen OST settings on school campuses and support student health and academic achievement.

 

Integrating Physical Education and Physical Activity Across the WSCC Framework

This one-pager shares the importance of implementing physical daily into school settings. Provides some evidence-based strategies and promising practices for using the WSCC approach to promote physical education and physical activity across the school setting.


Kentucky Successes

The Kentucky Healthy Schools Year 1 Evaluation Report describes the activities and impact that have occurred so far in the cooperative agreement.

 

CDC’s Virtual Healthy School

Through this virtual tool, learn about a healthy school that implements the WSCC model. Provides details of components that make up a healthy school, resources and downloadable files to best understand the WSCC model. 

 




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