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.
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.
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.
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.