School Health

Schools, school nurses and local communities are important partners for improving health outcomes for Vermont’s school-aged children.
 
We value opportunities to collaborate with school personnel and statewide education leadership – and we are committed to strengthening relationships with schools, and assisting communities with these efforts.

We promote the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and ASCD’s, Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model. This model can be used by school and community partners to improve population health and academic achievement outcomes. Working closely with the Agency of Education, we recommend using the WSCC model to reach the goals outlined in school continuous improvement plans and wellness policies – and integrating it into a multi-tiered system of supports.

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Schools and their communities play a key role in helping to establish lifelong healthy behaviors, and thereby improving health outcomes for Vermont's school-aged children.

This resource provides guidance to school administrators and school nurses in the developing, implementing and evaluating school health services.

Find more information on a variety of state and national school nursing and school health services.

Many Vermont supervisory unions and school districts have created wellness teams to work on health related policies, procedures, programs, and activities.