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Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child

Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child

School leaders know that health and academic achievement are deeply connected and interdependent. Using an equity framework to consider each child holistically can help support student success. Educators are called upon to be creative to make it possible for students of diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds, cultures and languages, religion, gender, sexual orientation, abilities, ages, and socioeconomic statuses to be healthy, engaged, supported and ready to learn.

Whole School, Whole Community, Whole ChildJessie Coffey:
Director, Whole Child Program



The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model, formerly known as a Coordinated School Health Program (CSHP), consists of ten interactive components. Schools by themselves cannot, and should not be expected to address the nation’s most serious health and social problems. Families, health care workers, the media, religious organizations, community organizations that serve youth and young people themselves also must be systematically involved. However, schools could provide a critical facility in which many agencies might work together to maintain the well-being of young people.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC)

Updated September 14, 2022 11:37am