Healthy schools promote lifelong healthy behaviors
Schools play a critical role in promoting the health of young people and helping them establish lifelong patterns of healthy behavior. Good health is essential for learning and retention and the development of strong cognitive abilities. Ensuring good health in students has been shown to boost attendance and educational achievement, ultimately setting students up for greater success in school and in life.
Kaiser Permanente is one of the leading health care providers for school employees and the students and families they serve. Our clinical staff cares for them, and our worksite well-being teams support them. We are developing today’s students to be tomorrow’s innovators and leaders
To provide for the long-term development and success of young people, we believe that it’s important for schools, government agencies, and community organizations to work collaboratively to support learning and health in an integrated manner.
Health and education affect individuals, society, and the economy and, as such, must work together whenever possible. Schools are a perfect setting for this collaboration.
Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools takes a holistic approach to promoting health in schools, one that is working towards greater alignment, integration, and collaboration between education and health.
Our Healthy Eating, Active Living, or HEAL, programming works with schools to develop solutions to support their nutritional and physical activity needs. And our Resilience in School Environments, or RISE, programming helps to address the underlying factors of stress in schools and develop strategies and practices that foster more positive school environments.
At Kaiser Permanente, we seek to use our resources, along with the resources and expertise of organizations highlighted throughout this site, to strengthen the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development of young people and help them to be at their best.