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School Health

Establishing healthy behaviors during childhood is easier and more effective than trying to change unhealthy behaviors during adulthood. Schools play a critical role in promoting the health and safety of young people and helping them establish lifelong healthy behavior patterns.

coordinated school health
Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC)

A systematic approach to improving students’ health so they can participate and succeed in school…

health & academics
Health & Academics

The academic success of America’s youth is strongly linked with their health...

School Health Policies and Program Study
School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS)

National survey of policies and practices at state, district, school...

school health profiles
School Health Profiles

Biennial surveys of school health policies and programs in states and large urban school districts...

School Connectedness
School Connectedness

School connectedness is the belief by students that adults and peers in the school care about them...

Related Resources

Global School-based Student Health Survey (GSHS)
The GSHS was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and is a school-based survey conducted primarily among students aged 13–15 years.

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