Our Beginning

The Tulsa Health Department's It's All About Kids (IAK) School Health Program started in 2004 and continues to serve our community. The program was recognized as a Model Practice in 2008 and 2019 by the National Association for City and County Health Officials (NACCHO.)

Our Mission

To improve overall health and academic achievement of Tulsa County school-aged children in collaboration with students, schools, and the community by aligning learning and health through comprehensive nutrition and health education.

Our Purpose

To improve the quality of life among Tulsa County children by increasing knowledge, shaping attitudes, and modeling behaviors in a positive and healthy way.

Our Foundation

IAK aligns with the CDC's Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model by providing programming, services, or resources in all 10 component areas of the model. The relationship between education and health is evident therefore, the WSCC model combines learning and health rather than focusing on each separately. The child is placed in the center to emphasize the primary focus of the WSCC model. Parents, schools, and communities work collaboratively around the child to improve health and academic achievement.

 Click the WSCC Model below to watch a video to learn more!

View the following School Health Resources to learn more about incorporating health into schools! 

Resources & Information


  • "In my 15 years in TPS (majority of which have been in 5th grade) this was by far the BEST presentation I have seen for 5th grade human growth and development. Our instructor made all information incredibly accessible for the girls to understand. She was also very kind and understanding with questions that were asked."

    Human Growth & Development
        5th Grade Girls
        Mayo Demonstration
        Tulsa Public School
  • "My students absolutely LOVED the activities and have asked me EVERY DAY since if we can play again. I loved what they showed and easy ways to incorporate movement into my lessons!"

    — Fitness in the Classroom
        3rd Grade
        Union Public School - Jarman Elementary 

  • "Being a second year teacher with a very active class, it gives me great activities to help them learn that are also age appropriate."

    --Fitness in the Classroom
       1st Grade
       Owasso Public School - Stone Canyon Elementary


  • "I was able to use school funds to purchase new PE equipment to implement some new games I hadn't used before. I was also able to learn how to teach team building in a new/different way."


    -- Teambuilding in PE
       1st-4th Grade
       Jenks Public Schools - Jenks SE Elementary