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New NACDD School Health Resources to Support Student Learning and Health

Posted By Laura DeStigter, Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) has released several new resources to assist state health and education departments, schools, and partners in supporting student learning and health through the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model. The resources, which were developed with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are designed to facilitate adoption and strengthen implementation of the WSCC model.

The WSCC model PowerPoint presentation is a ready-made presentation that can be used or adapted to meet the needs of various audiences. The presentation, which includes detailed speaker notes, explains the value and importance of the WSCC model and describes how it can be put into practice. It highlights brief examples from districts that have successfully implemented the WSCC model and provides relevant resources.

 Three new success stories showcase school districts that have made significant strides in implementing the WSCC model. The stories feature Denver Public Schools (Colorado), Milwaukee Public Schools (Wisconsin), and Westport Public Schools (Connecticut).

The School Health Online Resource Guide has been expanded to include an interactive WSCC model with national and state resources related to each of the 10 components of the model, such as example potential partners to engage at the state and school levels.

NACDD hosted the webinar “Using the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model to Build Bridges and Break Down Silos” on April 24. The webinar featured school districts that have used the WSCC model as a framework for integrating health and learning, enhancing coordination within the school district, and increasing collaboration with community partners.

 To access these new resources and learn more about NACDD’s work in school health, visit http://www.chronicdisease.org/SchoolHealth.

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