Connecticut Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Partnership

CT-WSCC-Final-Logo-Abbreviated-1-1Started in 2023, the Connecticut Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Partnership is a five-year, CDC-funded collaboration between the UConn Collaboratory on School and Child Health and the UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Health. The goal of the project is to protect and improve the health and well-being of school-age children and adolescents in communities in CT that are medically underserved and disproportionately affected by chronic diseases and associated risk factors. We support the implementation of evidence-based policies, practices, programs, and services consistent with the WSCC model.

The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model is the CDC’s integrated framework of health and learning. The child is at the center of the model and surrounded by three layers: coordination of policies, processes, and practices in schools; 10 components for organizing school practices; and finally, the community in which the school is situated.

WSCC Model

Learn about the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model.

WSCC Model

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Access our existing WSCC Tools geared to helping schools focus on the whole child. 

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Learn about past and upcoming professional development and technical assistance focused on incorporating the WSCC model into practices. 

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Recent and Upcoming Events

2024 WSCC Academy

Our 2024 WSCC Academy was held on May 17th at UConn Hartford. School and district wellness teams joined us for a day of free professional development to learn how to strengthen their school practices to promote whole child development.

Enhancing Intervention Integration through a Whole Child Lens Presentation

On May 16th our team presented at the Northeast Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (NEPBIS) Leadership Forum.



School Leaders as Neurotransmitters

Read our article in the Journal of the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education.

CDC Visits WSCC Partnership

Our team recently celebrated a productive first year with a site visit from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials. Stephanie Domain and Melissa Fahrenbruch from the CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH), flew to Connecticut in late April to learn about the team has been up to. Read the article in UConn Today.

WSCC Partnership Heads to CDC in Atlanta

Our team traveled to Atlanta in October 2023, for a meeting with leaders from the Healthy Schools Branch of the CDC to map out the Partnership’s work for the next five years. We also met and learned from the other 19 grant recipient teams from across the country!