Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Strategies

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Looking for strategies for health in schools?

Downloadable graphics and handout resources are available for use in presentations, on websites, and handouts. These four handouts provide examples of evidence-based strategies and promising practices for using the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) framework to promote student health before, during and after school are available in the “Strategies for Using the WSCC Model” section on the CDC Healthy Schools website.

Each handout is available as a PDF, JPEG or PNG. The links to the PDF versions of each handout are below:

Integrating Physical Education and Physical Activity Across the WSCC Framework

Integrating Out of School Time Across the WSCC Framework

Integrating Nutrition Across the WSCC Framework

Integrating School Health Services Across the WSCC Framework


What is the WSCC model?

Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model is CDC’s framework for addressing health in schools.   The WSCC model is student-centered and emphasizes the role of the community in supporting the school, the connections between health and academic achievement and the importance of evidence-based school policies and practices.

The WSCC model has 10 components:

  1. Physical education and physical activity.
  2. Nutrition environment and services.
  3. Health education.
  4. Social and emotional school climate.
  5. Physical environment.
  6. Health services.
  7. Counseling, psychological and social services.
  8. Employee wellness.
  9. Community involvement.
  10. Family engagement.

>> Learn more about each of the 10 components.


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