Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model
The WSCC model focuses its attention on the child, emphasizes a school-wide approach, and acknowledges learning, health, and the school as being a part and reflection of the local community.
- ASCD. (2016). Learning and health: whole school, whole community, whole child.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2016). Healthy schools: whole school, whole community, whole child.
Texas and Coordinated School Health Programs
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is required by law (Texas Education Code, Title 2, Subtitle G, Chapter 38, Subchapter A, §38.013-38.014) to make available to each Texas school district one or more coordinated school health (CSH) programs.
Each program is designed to prevent obesity, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes in elementary school, middle school, and junior high school students. Each program must coordinate health education, including oral health education, physical education and physical activity, nutrition services, and parental involvement.
Read more about TEA's Approved Coordinated School Health Programs.
School-Based Health Centers
School-based health centers (SBHCs) are facilities that provide preventive and primary health care services to children and adolescents located on or near a school campus. See an interactive map of SBHCs in Texas.