Introduction to It's All About Kids School Health Program Video!
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.)
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.
improve the quality of life among Tulsa County children by increasing
knowledge, shaping attitudes, and modeling behaviors in a positive and healthy
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!