Healthier Schools, Healthier Students Project
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Supporting health promotion in schools

...supporting approaches to improve the effectiveness and coordination of Interior Health work in the school setting.

The Healthier Schools, Healthier Students (HSHS) project was initiated in 2007 to encourage and support health promoting schools within Interior Health.  The project encompasses 3 main initiatives:

  1. Supporting school districts/schools in creating health promoting schools through the Health Promoting School Coordinator Initiative
  2. Ensuring a common understanding and approach to IH work in schools.
  3. Improving communication with external stakeholders and within IH.

The project has clarified the role of the health authority staff, including public health nurses, in supporting a comprehensive school health approach. The project model provides an example of a collaborative initiative that builds capacity and partnerships with other community organizations. 

Learn more details regarding project initiatives.

For more information about the Healthier Schools, Healthier Students project contact Valerie Pitman at 250-364-6221.


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