Coordinated School Health

  • Image depicts the 10 elements of the whole school, whole community, whole child model.

    What is the WSCC model?

    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:

    1. Physical education and physical activity.
    2. Nutrition environment and services.
    3. Health education.
    4. Social and emotional climate.
    5. Physical environment.
    6. Health services.
    7. Counseling, psychological and social services.
    8. Employee wellness.
    9. Community involvement.
    10. Family engagement.

    Learn more about each of the 10 components.

    School Health Advisory Committee

    The CVSU School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) fosters and coordinates the implementation of programs that provide students, parents, staff and the community with the knowledge and skills to make life-long and sustainable healthful choices.”

    Why Coordinated School Health?

    Health and education affect individuals, society, and the economy and, as such, must work together whenever possible. Schools are a perfect setting for this collaboration. Schools are one of the most efficient systems for reaching children and youth to provide health services and programs, as approximately 95 percent of all U.S. children and youth attend school. At the same time, integrating health services and programs more deeply into the day-to-day life of schools and students represents an untapped tool for raising academic achievement and improving learning.