- Equity: We strive to reduce social and
environmental barriers that disproportionately impact vulnerable groups
and limit their opportunities to flourish.
- Community-driven Solutions: We
recognize that communities are unique and empower them to create,
adapt, and implement strategies rooted in their strengths and shared
- Using a Public Health Lens: We base our
work on an understanding of the social, behavioral, and environmental
factors that drive well-being and the importance of prevention
strategies that improve both individual and population-level outcomes.
- Evidence-informed: We
utilize available research and best practices to inform our studies and
translate this information to provide practical guidance at the local,
state, and national level.
- Systems-focused and Sustainable
: We assist communities in leveraging partnerships, aligning resources
and embedding best practices through policies, procedures, and practices
to achieve lasting change.
The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS) supports
child wellness, positive development, and school success. We do this by
promoting collaborative partnerships that bridge health and education
in the service of creating a supportive environment. A nonpartisan
organization with a strong national reputation in technical assistance,
professional development, applying and translating research, and program
evaluation, CHHCS uses a public health lens to apply its expertise in
children’s health and education issues to build and sustain equitable
environments for children to thrive.