How can the American Lung Association Help?
The American Lung Association can provide helpful resources to schools or organizations to meet the requirements of the School Health Index (SHI), developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The SHI is an online self-assessment and planning tool developed in partnership with school administrators and staff, school health experts, parents, and national nongovernmental health and education agencies to:
Community involvement in schools is important to the learning, development, and health of students.
The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child, or WSCC model, is student-centered and emphasizes the role of the community in supporting the school, the connections between health and academic achievement and the importance of evidence-based school policies and practices. Every school has a unique set of needs. To better serve their students, school leaders and staff can incorporate the WSCC model components as they see fit.
With help from school leaders, community agencies and groups, they can collaborate with schools to provide valuable resources for student health and learning.