School Health and Wellness
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) collaborates with the Mecklenburg County Health Department's School Health Program to provide a safe and healthy learning environment with school nurses in all CMS schools. This Coordinated School Health Program ensures a strong connection between health and education.
Coordinated School Health is based on the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model (WSCC), a collaborative approach to education and health. This model ensures each child in each school in each community is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. The WSCC model is made up of 10 different health components:
- Health Education
- Nutrition Environment and Services
- Employee Wellness
- Family Engagement
- Physical Education and Physical Activity
- Social and Emotional School Climate
- Physical Environment
- Health Services
- Community Involvement
- Counseling, Psychological, and Social Services
Youth Risk Behavior Survey
The Youth Risk Behavior Study was developed by the CDC in collaboration with representatives from state and local departments of education and health. It focuses on health risk behaviors among youth in middle and high school related to the leading causes of mortality and morbidity.
Youth Risk Behavior Reports