National Healthy Schools Collaborative Back-to-School Guide
The National Healthy Schools Collaborative (NHSC) is a collective impact group of organizations working in health and education brought together by Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools. Part of the mission is to coordinate practices for health in education so every school succeeds, every educator excels, and every child thrives. The collaborative developed a comprehensive list of resources designed to help provide parents, educators, school staff, pediatricians, administrators and/or more with helpful information as the 2023-2024 school year begins. The following resources are available at no cost and can be shared widely.
Healthy Schools Can Create More Racially Equitable Communities
A new brief commissioned by Kaiser Permanente examines how healthy schools may help address racial inequities across five key areas: health systems, public education, juvenile justice, environmental conditions, and family income. For each area, the brief reviews related racial inequities and, most importantly, describes how healthy schools may contribute to community efforts to dismantle such inequities.