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ERIC Number: EJ1152987
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8756-5943
A Practical Approach to Enhancing a Healthy School Community by Adopting the WSCC Model
Moyer, Matthew T.; Foley, John T.; Hodges, Bonni C.; Pace, Jill
Health Educator, v48 n2 p2-6 Fall 2016
The introduction of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model has challenged professionals working in school health to inspire school districts to embrace WSCC's philosophical and practical components. Adopting the WSCC model to foster wellness priorities in school districts encourages healthy people and healthy environments to support academic achievement. Building upon the District's existing coordinated school health practices and two emerging themes, proactive measures from the District and school administrators, the District Health and Wellness Coordinator, and the school health education faculty from a local college envisioned the roll-out of the WSCC model as an opportunity to refocus and recharge the District's commitment to wellness priorities and stimulate the teacher's role to foster a healthy school setting. The successful experiences of early adopter school districts during the roll out of the WSCC model can provide guidance to others as they plan to introduce the model and advocate for its adoption. This paper models one strategy to introduce the WSCC model to districts; and provides participants with functional knowledge and ideas for practical application. With a focus on merging academics with health, the staff was recognized as the change agent and practices were instituted to rebrand the district's wellness program.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York
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