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Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC)

 WSCC is an ecological approach that is directed at the whole school, with the school in turn drawing resources and influences from the whole community serving to address the needs of the whole child. WSCC was developed by merging the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) Coordinated School Health model and the ASCD Whole Child Framework. The WSCC model increases alignment and integration between health and education to improve each child’s cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development.

To support the rollout of the Health Education Act, which will go into effect the 2023-2024 school year, the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) and Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) are excited to host the 2nd Annual WSCC Institute: Understanding and Implementing Health Education in Oklahoma.

June 1: day one june 2: day two
Teams and individuals (ie. School Wellness Teams, School Administrators, Health and Physical Education Teachers, School Counselors, School Nurses, Community Health Educators, etc.) will learn about the CDC’s Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model and how it creates environments where a child feels safe, engaged, supported, challenged and healthy. Specific tracks will dive deeper into instructional best practices for Health Education. Additionally, participants will spend time action planning to prepare for implementation of Skills-based Health Education for the 2023-2024 school year.  

Overarching Institute Objectives:

By the end of the institute, participants will be able to:
  • Identify the 10 components and value of the WSCC model, as it applies to PK-12 implementation of school health in Oklahoma.
  • Develop strategies to implement the Characteristics of Effective Health Education in Oklahoma, guided by the Health Education Act, the Oklahoma Academic Standards for Health Education, and future guidance documents (i.e. frameworks, etc.). 
  • Create an action plan for their school community that is specific to preparing for implementation of Skills-based Health Education.

Click here to see the WSCC Video

The Oklahoma Health Improvement Plan (OHIP) 2020 Coordinated School Health (CSH) Workgroup

Health education was included in the OHIP as a health system to improve the following flagship issues in Oklahoma: Tobacco Use, Obesity, Child Health, and Behavioral Health. Coordinated School Health is one of three branches of the health education system. The CSH Workgroup is comprised of numerous state and local community partners who support the efforts of the state health improvement plan. The workgroup has aligned its efforts with the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model.


A collaborative approach to learning and health

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Community Development Services
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Suite 1702
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-6406

Physical Address:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK