Healthy students — that is, students who are physically, mentally and behaviorally well — are more likely to attend school and engage in learning. Schools support student well-being by providing safe environments and health services, in addition to education that expands students’ awareness of healthful practices. This new resource explores six ways in which schools support student health, and the ways in which state policy can create conditions for this support.
This project has been made possible, in part, by a grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative DAF, an advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.
Explore a suite of ECS resources on student health and wellness here.
Additionally, learn more from these organizations:
- American Art Therapy Association
- American School Health Organization
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Healthy Schools
- Center for Health and Health Care in Schools
- Child Trends
- Food Research and Action Center
- National Academy for State Health Policy
- National Association of School Nurses
- National Association of School Psychologists
- National Center for School Mental Health
- School Based Health Alliance