The Healthy Schools Toolkit Leveraging People, Systems, and Messages to Support a WSCC-Informed School

The Healthy Schools Toolkit Leveraging People, Systems, and Messages to Support a WSCC-Informed School

May 14th, 2020, 2:00pm-3:00pm EST

Presented by Emily Kryzer, MPH, MSW;  Nikole Lobb Dougherty, MA

Educators understand that supporting students’ physical, social, emotional, and cognitive health significantly influences academic outcomes. However, schools often need help identifying how to leverage their resources and infrastructure to deliver a comprehensive model of school health. In response, researchers at Health Equity Works, an initiative housed at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, in partnership with health and education partners, co-developed a tool to help schools and school districts strategize to build healthier school communities that support the whole child.

In this webinar, Health Equity Works will introduce the Healthy Schools Toolkit, a research-informed tool that is grounded in the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model and that helps education leaders to understand:

• The people who are key influencers and could be recruited to inspire others to integrate health and well-being into their school practices
• The existing systems in their schools that help or hinder student health, well-being, and academic success
• The aspirational messages about healthy schools that can be used to spark interest and buy-in throughout the school community

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify critical human and systems factors that impact the implementation of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model.
  2. Describe processes detailed in the Healthy Schools Toolkit to assess networks, messages, systems needed to implement a school health model.
  3. Describe effective strategies for collaborating with educators of various roles, families, and community partners in systems change processes.
  4. Develop an action plan to conduct social network analysis, group model building, or message testing in their school or district.

Webinar Resources:

This webinar is eligible for Category I CECH for CHES/MCHES through NCHEC, 1 NAPNAP Contact Hour through NAPNAP, or 1 General Continuing Education Hour. You may earn CEs by attending the live webinar, or by completing the knowledge check at a later date. ASHA members get free continuing education hours included with membership, non-members will have the opportunity to purchase certificates after the webinar.  Not sure if you’re a current ASHA member? Email info@ashaweb.org.