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Funding Available! 3-Year Pilot to Build and Sustain Healthy Schools

Schools strive to help students reach their highest academic potential. The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) School Health NJ Project, administered by the NJ Department of Health (NJDOH), is in its 8th year of promoting healthy schools. The WSCC model, shown below, is an expansion and update of the CDC's Coordinated School Health [...]

April 3rd, 2018|

Underage Drinking: They Hear You.

Can you remember the first time you were exposed to alcohol? It probably wasn’t in a dark alley by a stranger in an overcoat or even behind the bleachers at a football game. For many of us, our first exposure was actually in the comfort of our own homes typically by a trusted adult. This [...]

November 26th, 2017|

Ideas from the Innovative Approaches to Health & Wellness Session

Thanks again to all of you who participated in the “Innovative Approaches to Health & Wellness” session at the May 4th School Health NJ Summit. Your ideas are listed below and are grouped in one or more of the components of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model. Resources are identified to help [...]

June 15th, 2017|

The School Health NJ Project

Our recent article featured the CDC school health activities currently underway by the Department of Health’s (DOH) in the Community Health and Wellness Services unit. The funding cycle for these activities end June 2018. However, the Child and Adolescent Health Program in the Department’s Maternal and Child Health Services unit, with funding support from the Maternal [...]

February 27th, 2017|

Work Being Accomplished by Community Health and Wellness Services

The Department of Health (DOH), Division of Family Health Services oversees the administration of two projects that are coordinating work to improve school health. This month features the work being accomplished by Community Health and Wellness Services, with the funding support of a CDC 1305 cooperative agreement. Next month will feature the school health project [...]

January 9th, 2017|

Technology Overload?

Social media is a huge facet of today’s youth culture. From expressing their love of photography via Instagram to producing and promoting their latest singles on YouTube; teenagers usage of social media has far surpassed any generation. In fact, studies reveal that teens spend 300% more time in front of the screen compared to teens [...]

December 7th, 2016|

School Health Services: The Bridge Between Health and Education

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 of School Health Services is to ensure that all students are healthy and ready to learn. In most school settings [...]

November 14th, 2016|

Parents as Champions for Healthy Schools Workshops

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 (WSCC) model, the importance of parent engagement is recognized and as a key component states that “parents and school staff [...]

October 14th, 2016|

Success Stories From Our 2015-2016 Grant Recipients

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 schools across the state. We nearly doubled the number of applicants since our last funding cycle and are thrilled about [...]

September 19th, 2016|

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 learn in a school environment that supports wellness and offers opportunities for healthy choices. The New Jersey Department of Health [...]

April 19th, 2016|