The whole-school approach (WSA) is a concept and model acknowledging the social, political, economic, and demographic contexts in which schools operate and influence health. A whole-school approach recognizes that all aspects of the school community can impact students’ health and wellbeing and that learning and health are linked. SHE recommends focusing on six core components of schools in order to achieve a health promotion whole-school approach.: 1.School policy 2. School physical environment 3. School social environment 4. Individual health skills and competencies 5. Links to the community 6. Health services

The SHE School manual 2.0 is a tool for schools to explore, in greater depth, each of these six core components and the degree to which these components are part of the school approach. The manual will help schools identify and prioritize which core component(s) to focus on.  

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