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.)
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.
improve the quality of life among Tulsa County children by increasing
knowledge, shaping attitudes, and modeling behaviors in a positive and healthy
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!
"In my 15 years in TPS (majority of which have been in 5th grade) this was by far the BEST presentation I have seen for 5th grade human growth and development. Our instructor made all information incredibly accessible for the girls to understand. She was also very kind and understanding with questions that were asked."
— Human Growth & Development
5th Grade Girls
Tulsa Public School
"My students absolutely LOVED the activities and have asked me EVERY DAY since if we can play again. I loved what they showed and easy ways to incorporate movement into my lessons!"
— Fitness in the Classroom
Union Public School - Jarman Elementary
- "Being a second year teacher with a very active class, it gives me great activities to help them learn that are also age appropriate."
--Fitness in the Classroom
Owasso Public School - Stone Canyon Elementary
- "I was able to use school funds to purchase new PE equipment to implement some new games I hadn't used before. I was also able to learn how to teach team building in a new/different way."
-- Teambuilding in PE
Jenks Public Schools - Jenks SE Elementary