Comprehensive school health (CSH) is a whole school approach that supports healthy school communities. The CSH framework can be used to include other evidence informed practices into the school environment.
Comprehensive school health addresses four distinct but related components:
Addressing all four components creates a greater impact on student health and well-being.
The school’s social environment is an important part of comprehensive school health, including:
When students feel connected to their school community, they can have higher levels of well-being and success.
Comprehensive school health supports the development of key competencies, such as:
These competencies enable students to value and respect diversity and treat one another with respect.