ASHA’s Advocacy 101 on Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model

ASHA developed this primer on advocacy so its members can learn strategies to become effective champions for school health at the local, state, or federal level. ASHA focuses on supporting a Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) informed school, providing important considerations to be made in preparation of taking action. This resource provides ASHA members with examples and resources to support advocacy efforts. Together, ASHA, its members, and all healthy school champions are a strong voice for students, educators, families, and the broader school community.

ASHA Activates!

ASHA sent letters to the CDC and National Governors Association encouraging states to prioritize school personnel in distribution plans.  Read the letters here.

UPDATE: On March 2, 2021 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a directive to make COVID-19 vaccination available to all eligible prek-12 school personnel. You can read more about this through the Centers for Disease Control’s COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit for School Settings and Childcare Programs.

We want to hear your school health advocacy success stories!

Advocating for school health is crucial to the mission of ASHA to transform all schools into places where every student learns and thrives. We are interested in your stories of successful advocacy around school health issues. We would like to highlight your positive experiences to encourage and activate school health advocates at the local, state, and national level. Share your story here!