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Our Approach

Kaiser Permanente has been working to promote health and wellness in schools for more than 30 years through efforts such as these:

Our efforts to support health in schools are part of how we are advancing our vision for total health — a holistic approach that emphasizes the social, environmental, behavioral, and clinical aspects that shape one’s well-being.

Schools are passionate about ensuring that all students succeed. They need strong partners to help them address health as part of their strategy. That’s why Kaiser Permanente created Thriving Schools, our all-in engagement to improve health for students, staff, and teachers. Our vision is that every community can count on their school as a champion for good health that enables great learning.

Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools is intentional about coordinating our own knowledge and existing work in school health with the good work of others. Through our valued partnerships with some of the country’s most innovative organizations, we are able to provide concrete resources and pathways to health in schools. To create lasting change, we use our voice to advance local, regional, and national policies and a movement to make healthy schools the norm for everyone.

A distinguishing feature of Thriving Schools is our complementary focus: we support students, staff, and teachers, and we address their physical, emotional, and social wellness. This approach builds a culture of wellness across the entire school.

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