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Promoting Student Achievement through Improved Health Policy is a quick primer of the CDC’s “Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child” model, which highlights 10 important areas for connecting health and learning: health education; physical education and physical activity; nutrition; school health services; counseling, psychological, and social services; employee wellness; safe physical environments, social and emotional school climate; family engagement; and community involvement. By adopting policies that are sensitive to these connections, state boards of education can create pathways for schools and districts to better meet children’s physical, social, and emotional needs and ensure their academic success.


Promoting Student Achievement through Improved Health Policy



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