Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC)

By Nirja Shah

The education, public health, and school health sectors have each called for greater alignment that includes integration and collaboration between education leaders and health sectors to improve each child’s cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development. Public health and education serve the same children, often in the same settings. The Whole School Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model focuses on the child to align the common goals of both sectors to put into action a whole child approach to education.

This site is a valuable resource for equipping school health professionals with a wide range of instantly accessible online trainings and materials. Because there are a variety of variables that impact a student’s development at school, our trainings are categorized within six prominent school health categories included in the WSCC Model so you can easily navigate through our sessions and materials to customize the content that will best support your professional growth.

PD4HS On-Demand is a compilation of sessions and resources from Professional Development for Healthy Schools, funded under CDC RFA DP18-1801, Improving Student Health and Academic Achievement through Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Management of Chronic Conditions in Schools. Their goal is to improve student health and academic achievement with a focus on policy and best practices via alignment with the WSCC Model to strengthen and sustain healthy schools at the state and local levels.