This committee's work has evolved to the Student Wellness Committee page.

Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) Health Council is made up of school and community advocates that engage in a partnership to effectively support the District educational community in the area of student health. The Health Council promotes school settings in which students, staff, parents and the community work collaboratively to ensure that each student is emotionally and physically healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged. 

The Health Council is built upon the idea that when school and community services are coordinated, children, schools, and families experience greater levels of success and health. A belief in the whole child and promoting learners who are emotionally and physically healthy, knowledgeable, motivated and engaged is central to the Health Council’s focus. Given that student health is linked to academic success, partnerships that help students stay healthy is central to the work of the Health Council.  The work of the Health Council is facilitated by PAUSD schools, which actively engage in efforts to promote the social and emotional health of all children.

Purpose 

Palo Alto Unified Health Council is made up of a group of individuals, representing both the school and the community, who act collectively to: provide support on aspects of school health services, promote the link between health and academics and assist schools as needed in the area of student and staff (physical, social, emotional) health.

Roles 

  1. Advocacy, Coordination and Collaboration:  Share promising social, emotional, and physical health practices, deepen school/district/community relationships and linkages, etc.;
  2. Training and Education:  Offer social, emotional, physical health related professional development and/or promotion events, share resources, etc.;
  3. Planning and Implementation-Assist to identify and establish social, emotional, and physical health related priorities and initiatives develop appropriate action plans consult and collaborate on grants, etc.;
  4. Assessment, Research and Data Collection:  Gather information on social, emotional and physical health related topics, monitor progress of health supports, strengthen health research and evaluation efforts, etc..

The Health Council meets monthly at the District Office.                                                                                                                                          

2014-2015 Health Council Meeting Schedule

For more information, please contact: Brenda Carrillo, Student Services Coordinator at (650) 329-3798 or via email at: bcarrillo@pausd.org.