The Healthy Schools Toolkit was developed by Health Equity Works as part of Together for Healthy and Successful Schools, an initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Healthy Schools Toolkit is a resource designed to help educators create healthy schools while also taking into account the challenges and constraints they face.
The Healthy Schools Toolkit is informed by research with two local school districts to uncover how people, embedded in school systems, and equipped with the right messages can make school heath an actionable priority.
Community Action Toolkits were developed in response to the May 2014 publication of the report, For the Sake of All: A Report on the Health And Well-Being of African Americans in St. Louis and Why It Matters for Everyone. The landmark report recommended specific action in six areas: economic opportunity, early childhood, school health, quality neighborhoods, mental health, chronic disease. Each toolkit below addresses one of those action areas.