The Canadian Association for School Health (CASH) is a national association composed of provincial/territorial coalitions whose member promote the health of children and youth through school-related health promotion (Comprehensive School Health). The association, through its volunteers and part-time staff, develops and implements projects, activities and services that promote a Comprehensive School Health
approach. This approach helps community agencies, parents, educators, health professionals, youth and others to work together using the school as a strategic setting within the community.
Over several years of activities, the Association has developed a research and documentation centre, the Canadian Centre on Community and School health. This centre contains over 7,000 selected documents. CASH has also co-developed a comprehensive gateway website on safe and healthy schools. As well, the Association offers and email listserve that clips media reports, announcements, research and other information.
The Association also works closely with other national organizations through the Canadian School Health Network, with researchers involved in the School Health Research Network and with other members of the Health & Learning Knowledge Centre
of the Canadian Council on Learning
The Association is also a founding member of the International School Health Network, an informal, global network linking policy makers, practitioners and researchers.
Projects that CASH has led include:
- A report card on school and public health policies and programs to prevent AIDS/HIV
- Case studies in youth-led health promotion
- Reports suggesting Indicators of student health, health literacy and effective school health policies and programs
- A comprehensive collection of Lesson Plans and Student Webquests for teachers
- A easy planning checklist for school health programs
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