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Healthy Schools Washington

Healthy Schools Washington
The Healthy Schools Washington (HSW) Program is founded on the ten components of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model (also referred to as the WSCC model or Whole Child model) and focuses on improving the health of students and staff by providing program coordination and resources to schools. Districts play a critical role in promoting the health of young people and helping them establish lifelong healthy and active behaviors.

The purpose of the HSW program is to improve student health and academic achievement through nutrition, physical activity and the management of chronic conditions in schools.

The Healthy Schools Washington is a partnership between the Department of Health (DOH) and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to ensure healthy schools and healthy, successful students by coordinating effective policies and programs, and encouraging school, community and family involvement through shared information and communication.