New Healthy Schools Infographics – Resource Guide

These infographics show how healthy students are better learners.

DASH BC has a bold vision- a “society where student participation in a healthy school community is the norm, not the exception.” One of the ways DASH BC supports healthy students is with a comprehensive school approach. Some of their resources bring together educators and health practitioners to support healthy students and healthy schools. We worked together to update some of their resources.

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Our challenge was to explain “comprehensive school health” in a visual, accessible way.

My first task was to update the icons and how they related to each other. Here’s the before and after (left). My first step was to put the students in the centre. I learned something interesting with the teaching and learning icon. It was updated from the teacher at the blackboard (which was my original sketch, too) to teachers supporting students in groups.

 

The next diagram (the circles) is about educators and health practitioners working together.

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Here’s the before and after. In the ‘before’, the educators and health practitioners are on different timelines. The educators are the green arrow and health is the smaller arrow that moves between the bubbles. They overlap in key areas. In the new model, educators move along a continuum and health supports them at every step. The diagram can be used in two parts or together. In the older model, there were also inquiry questions (where are we? where next?) and these are now in a separate diagram.

 

The final diagram is called Comprehensive School Health in Action and pulls together the main themes using examples. Comprehensive school health is at the top, and there are examples in each of the Healthy Action areas (Active Living, Healthy Eating, Healthy Practices, Healthy Relationships).

This is only a small part of what DASH does. Learn more about DASH’s work at http://www.dashbc.ca/

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One comment

  1. Felicia Ochs says:

    Dear Sam,
    Are there copyright issues if I’d like to use the Dash BC images to help support the CSH work we’re doing within our district? Are you able to point me in the right direction of how to get permission to use these images within our district—we are Alberta-based.

    Cheers!
    Felicia

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