About Us

Introduction to It's All About Kids School Health Program Video!

 

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!