Comprehensive School Wellness Programs

The Comprehensive School  Wellness Program supports schools in creating healthy school environments utilizing the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Framework.   The framework is a collaborative approach that focuses its attention on the child, emphasizes a school-wide approach, and acknowledges learning, health, and the school as being a part and reflection of the local community.

This program is currently supported by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control, “ Improving Student Health and Academic Achievement through Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Management of Chronic Conditions in Schools”.

The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child, or WSCC model, is CDC’s framework for addressing health in schools.   The WSCC model is student-centered and emphasizes the role of the community in supporting the school, the connections between health and academic achievement and the importance of evidence-based school policies and practices. The WSCC model has 10 components.