School Health Services: The Bridge Between Health and Education

November 14th, 2016|8 Comments

The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model outlines the vital role School Health Services has in coordinating health policies, processes and practices that support each student to achieve her academic potential. The purpose [...]

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Parents as Champions for Healthy Schools Workshops

October 14th, 2016|4 Comments

Research shows that healthy students do better in school, and that parents play a critical role in their children’s health and learning. In the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Whole School Whole Community Whole Child [...]

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Success Stories From Our 2015-2016 Grant Recipients

September 19th, 2016|2 Comments

Dear School Health Partners, Welcome back to another great beginning to the school year! We are pleased to announce that we have recently awarded 30 new health and wellness grants of up to $4,000 to [...]

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Current Funding Opportunity

April 19th, 2016|Comments Off on Current Funding Opportunity

Dear School Health Partners, We are pleased to announce the availability of $120,000 of funding for NJ public middle and high schools to achieve our vision that New Jersey youth are healthy and ready to [...]

School Mental Health Programs Can Improve Both Academic & Social Outcomes

April 5th, 2016|5 Comments

The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model recognizes the impact and critical role that counseling, psychological and social services play on improving the mental, emotional, and social health of students. A growing body of research reinforces [...]

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Health Education Provides Lessons For A Lifetime

March 3rd, 2016|19 Comments

Promoting healthy and safe behaviors among students is an important part of the mission of schools. A popular truism is that “healthy students are better learners.” The question is how do we ensure that our [...]

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The Nutrition Environment And Services

February 8th, 2016|9 Comments

The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model unified ASCD’s Whole Child model with CDC’s Coordinated School Health model to provide a shared framework for school stakeholders to work together. As part of this [...]

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Parent Engagement In Healthy Schools

January 8th, 2016|3 Comments

Introduction Schools understand that parents1 care deeply about their children, and expect that parents will support their child’s health and learning at home. As reflected in the CDC’s online materials, parents are also a valuable [...]