The Arizona School Health and Wellness Coalition is a collaborative of dedicated school health stakeholders—including state and local organizations, community members, parents, and individuals whose primary role is to assist schools in creating healthy school communities. The Coalition promotes the multi-disciplinary approach outlined in the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model. The Arizona School Health and Wellness Coalition will:
The Arizona School Health and Wellness Coalition is a data-informed, multisectoral, and collaborative resource for Arizona communities seeking to create, enhance, and sustain healthy school systems.
The Arizona School Health and Wellness Coalition is dedicated to creating equitable policies, programs, and practices in school health and wellness across the state.
We value collaborative efforts, data-informed and community-engaged action, and equity in planning, implementation, and evaluation.
Coalition Leadership and Structure:
The Coalition structure consists of a leadership team, action teams, and general members. The membership is on a voluntary basis. The leadership team is designed to help focus the work of the coalition to address community needs, leverage community strengths, and elevate community voices. The leadership team has state-level representation, including the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Arizona Department of Education, and includes the team leads from each of the coalition’s action teams. The action teams are designed to move the work of the coalition forward by completing projects decided on by the leadership team. The general members help to disperse updates, best practices, and general information from the field.