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Capital Health School Health Services. VISION: Every school-aged child or youth is a part of a healthy school community. The Capital Health Context.

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Capital HealthSchool Health Services


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VISION: Every school-aged child or youth is a part of a healthy school community


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The Capital Health Context

  • 5 Student Health Integrated Partnerships – SHiPsEdmonton and area (ESHIP)Leduc and area (LASHIP)Parkland and area (PEASHIP)St. Albert and area (SAASHIP) Tri-regional (TriSHIP)


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The Capital Health Context

  • 13 school districts( Black Gold Regional Schools, Conseil Scolaire Centre Nord, Edmonton Catholic Schools, Edmonton Public Schools, Elk Island Catholic Schools, Elk Island Public Schools, Evergreen Catholic Separate Regional Division, Grand Yellowhead Regional Division, Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools, Parkland School Division, St. Albert Protestant Schools, St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Schools, Sturgeon School Division)

  • 540 schools

  • ~ 200,000 students


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Community Health Services

  • School Health Nursing

  • Speech and Language Services

  • Regional Pediatric Developmental & Mental Health

  • Dental Oral Health


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Partnerships

  • Mental Health Capacity Building Grants

  • Alberta Healthy Schools Community Wellness Grants- 35 project proposals submitted from partners within the Capital region


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Comprehensive School HealthHealth Promoting SchoolsSchool Health Promotion


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Population Health Initiatives

Regional, community, and school level initiatives:

  • Injury Prevention

  • Tobacco Reduction

  • Health Eating Active Living

  • Mental Well Being


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Past Successes

  • Sugar shocker kit

  • Portion wise kit

  • Fat wise kit

    All included as resources within “|The Case”


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Success Factors

  • Need identified at the front line

  • Resources developed with parents &/or teachers in mind

  • Community involvement

  • Partnership initiatives


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Success Factors

Comprehensive approach:

  • Teaching kits & displays

  • Health Talk newsletter

  • Parent education sessions

  • School PA announcements

  • Website information – teacher resource list, feature articles, helpful links (www.capitalhealth.ca/schoolsandpreschools)


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Future Successes

  • Mental Health Promotion Kit- 11 lesson plans and interactive activities for grades 4-6 to meet specific objectives of the Health and Lifeskills Curriculum - Developed in partnership (Capital Health, two school divisions, CMHA, Hope Foundation)


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Expecting Respect

  • Peer education program that gives youth skills (leadership) and information

  • Focus on: healthy relationships, bullying, addictions, tobacco reduction

  • Partnership project (AADAC, City of Edmonton Community Services, Capital Health, other agencies/foundations/grants)


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Tip of the Iceberg

  • The examples of excellent programs and partnerships for improving the health of our students are too plentiful to list as they occur:- within individual classrooms- within champion schools- within supportive school districts- within committed community programs - within focused divisions of health


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Tip of the Iceberg

  • The challenging that exists for all of us is channeling and coordinating these efforts to achieve the best outcomes for students through a comprehensive approach


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