What is the WSCC Model?
One of the main concepts we understand from the research on nutrition and physical activity is that they have a strong correlation to educational achievement. We are also learning more recently from the research that a student’s mental health improves when more physical activity is part of their day. While Jump Right UP leverages tools from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program, we also encourage school districts to integrate the CDC’s Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model (WSCC) into district-wide strategic and implementation plans. By leveraging the Jump Right UP program, a school district addresses six of the ten components of the WSSC model.
The 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. The WSCC model has 10 components:
- Physical education and physical activity.
- Nutrition environment and services.
- Health education.
- Social and emotional climate.
- Physical environment.
- Health services.
- Counseling, psychological and social services.
- Employee wellness.
- Community involvement.
- Family engagement.
Learn more about each of the 10 components.
The Healthy Schools Action Team of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) has created a resource guide related to the ten components of the WSCC model. Access the virtual teaching resource guide here to learn how to implement the model's components in schools.