Comprehensive School Health Process


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Effective, sustainable progress in comprehensive school health depends on a common vision, shares responsibilities and harmonized actions among health, education and other sectors. The challenge is to coordinate these efforts so that partners pool resources and develop action plans with, and in support of, schools. JCSH

This page includes resources supporting this process and the steps for building a healthy school community.

Coming September 2015: The Healthy Schools Hub . The Hub is a virtual tool designed as a space for school health teams to interact with each other, walk through the comprehensive school health approach, and connect to a seamless interface of local and provincial supports.


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Steps for Building Healthy School Communities
Alberta Health Services
This website houses tools, templates and resources to support you in going through the six step comprehensive school health process: prepare; create a shared vision; determine priority issues; develop an action plan; implement and monitor; and reflect, evaluate and celebrate.
Alberta Healthy School Communities Wellness Fund Handbook
Alberta Healthy School  Communities Wellness Fund This handbook is a compilation of resources and research dedicated to  supporting the process of
comprehensive school health.
Healthy School Planner Tool JCSH
Online tool to help schools create healthier environments. It offers a way to assess the overall environment as well as the option to focus on specific topics such as healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco or positive  mental health. Includes recommendations and links to resources. K-12
Directorate of Agencies for School Health (DASH) BC Website
DASH BC DASH BC helps inspire school communities to adopt a comprehensive school health approach.  The website includes links to several resources developed to support healthy schools in BC as well as numerous success stories from BC schools. We recommend checking out the resource guide for teaching and leaning, the assessment  tools, and the comprehensive school health knowledge guide.
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