Policymakers at all levels increasingly recognize the importance of student health and well-being to academic achievement,1,2 as well as the importance of education attainment as a key social determinant of long-term health.  Whereas education policy once focused predominantly on academic supports, both state and LEA policies now require schools to focus on the broader needs of the “whole child.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention partnered with ASCD to develop the WSCC, which highlights the systemic supports needed to foster students’ social, emotional, physical, and mental well-being. The WSCC builds upon and strengthens a previous model, Coordinated School Health, by recognizing that school health must go beyond more traditional supports such as nutrition, physical activity, and health services to include broader efforts to create a safe and supportive climate and to fully engage parents and community members. The WSCC model includes 10 components that are each meant to be coordinated through policy, process, and practice to improve both academic success and student health: • Health Education • Physical Education and Physical Activity • Nutrition Environment and Services • Health Services • Counseling, Psychological, and Social Services • Social and Emotional Climate • Physical Environment • Employee Wellness • Family Engagement • Community Involvement

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