The Foundation for Global Community Health (GCH), a 501(c)(3) public charity was created to develop best practices regarding school-based well-being programs, provide peer-reviewed research, and bridge the resource gap preventing schools around the world from implementing research-validated programs. Utilizing the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child framework developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, GCH has implemented a school-based well-being program currently reaching 2-3 million children daily in 70+ countries. Building on this network and in cooperation with an international team of advisers, GCH has emerged as the optimal vehicle for delivering a research-based locally-focused and globally-scalable digital well-being platform to the world’s 1.9 billion K-12 children.
The GCH Network
GCH Network delivers the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals on a unified platform utilizing the CDC's Coordinated School Health framework via Labs, online GCH support platform, and in the process establishing a SDG School Index overseen by UNGSII.
Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child
CDC’s Coordinated School Health (CSH) approach has been the blueprint for integrating health-promoting practices in the school setting.
Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015 all 193 United Nations members agreed upon 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – a global call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.
The SDG Lab
SDG Labs are the hub for collecting data and disseminating the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into the community. Providing various kid-centric locations a collection of well-being education programs and curriculum, complete with support tools (e.g., cameras, sensors, test kits, etc), SDG Labs empower students to actively learn about the SDGs. Students become ambassadors by creating a SDG School Index, universal across the globe, which communities can use to refine and deliver best practices while helping to accelerate global SDG adoption.
For several years, the GCH team has traversed the world creating Global Forums, peer reviewed research, and hosting conferences re-shaping interactions between school and health leaders while producing real solutions.
Global Forum 2014
Physical Education and Health: Promoting Best Practices
Sharing proven community wellness strategies
MY SDG Index
In partnership with UNGSII, GCH and a global team of advisors and future leaders will oversee SDG Labs, content development, and data collection. UNGSII will oversee the first universal, competitive SDG School Index, in the process setting a new standard for prioritizing a child's well-being and contribution to humanity’s education.
The GCH platform and support network promotes education, data collection, as well as the creation and sharing of local and global WSCC and SDG integrative success. The platform is an extension of SDG Labs into all schools, after-school, and government organizations providing resources unique to that country or region. GCH global partnerships support the platform by delivering peer-reviewed best practices blended with Sport, Art, and Entertainment.