At the Foundation for Global Community Health (GCH), we are driven by a passion for promoting healthy schools, comprised of healthy children, through social, emotional wellness, and global youth justice.
Founded in 2017, the Foundation for Global Community Health (GCH) assembled a diverse Board of Directors with nearly 100 Scientific Advisors representing various disciplines from 46 countries/regions that include: Albania, Argentina, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Demark, Egypt, Germany, Hong Kong-China, Hungary, India, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Republic of Korea, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Romania, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, USA, and Zimbabwe, to collect and disseminate school-based well-being best practices and resources from around the world.
"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to its head.
If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart"
Mental health and resilience is, or should be, the cornerstone of all future smart cities and can only become truly sustainable through the mass adoption by citizens who reside in these communities. The key to our sustainable well-being solutions are programs and resources that are found locally but can be shared, implemented and improved globally.
We aim to provide a well-regarded, recognized and researched school-based well-being index for validation and evaluation complete with a transparent, fiscally-sustainable revenue component to support well-being resources - all powered by students.
The GCH multi-disciplinary team has been assembled to develop and implement a well-being index and content unique to the culture and location of participating schools. By meshing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Whole School Model, and the SEL model for social and emotional learning with various geographical interface systems (GIS), community health resources, environmental data, our relationships around the world and our own proprietary OTT content library, we have the track record and potential to implement the MyCity MySchool Well-being Index and achieve a real, measurable, sustainable impact.