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 ability. And 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 schools and the students and families they serve. Our clinical staff cares for them, and our worksite wellness teams support them. We are developing today’s students to be tomorrow’s innovators and leaders in building thriving communities.
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 work collaboratively to approach 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. We aim 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.