CSH Highlights

Comprehensive School Health

  • Recognizes that healthy young people learn better and achieve more
  • Understands that schools can directly influence students’ health and behaviours
  • Encourages healthy lifestyle choices, and promotes students’ health and wellbeing
  • Incorporates health into all aspects of school and learning
  • Links health and education issues and systems
  • Needs the participation and support of families and the community at large

Comprehensive School Health in Canada

Effective, sustainable progress in comprehensive school health depends on a common vision, shared responsibilities and harmonized actions among health, education and other sectors. The challenge is to coordinate these efforts so that partners pool resources and develop action plans together with, and in support of schools. In Canada, the Joint Consortium for School Health models, supports and encourages the partnerships between health and education that are essential to comprehensive school health. It works across provincial, territorial and federal governments to better coordinate and integrate efforts that champion improved health and learning for children and youth. For more information on comprehensive school health in Canada, contact the Consortium at inquiry@jcsh-cces.ca , or visit www.jcsh-cces.ca.

CSH Research Highlights

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CSH Research Highlights August 2015

CSH Research Highlights August 2011

CSH Research Highlights December 2010