Research in school and child health leverages the links between health and education, and engages a collaborative and coordinated approach to improve child outcomes.
School and child health researchers acknowledge the complex and interrelated contributors to child well-being across multiple systems and disciplines. An ecological systems framework guides the work. This ecological lens reflects and values the role and influence of cultural context, healthcare disparities, and social determinants of health on child outcomes.
Research and engaged scholarship in school and child health informs coordinated policy, processes, and practices connected with the 10 components of coordinated school health as shown in Table 1.
Coordinated School Health Model
Counseling, psychological, and social services
Nutrition environment and services
Physical education and physical activity
Social and emotional climate