Health & Wellness

Fostering an awareness of holistic education.

The mission of the Health and Wellness Initiative is to foster an awareness of holistic education emphasizing the importance of supporting students’ physical and mental health and well-being both within schools and the surrounding communities to maximize students’ educational experiences.  The  educational experts at the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Institute for Innovation in Learning have been involved in health and wellness reform efforts since 2012.

Understanding children must be physically and mentally healthy to learn and grow in and outside of the school day, researchers, and educational leaders from the IIL specialize in fostering the health and well-being of today’s 21st Century learners. Through an integrated approach combining research, policy, and practice, the Health and Wellness division of the IIL focuses on research-based strategies that support the physical, mental, social-emotional, and subsequently the academic well-being of the whole child.



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