Comprehensive School Health Approach

Huron Perth Public Health offers a variety of resources, supports and services to schools to promote the health and well-being of students and the school community. A comprehensive school health approach involves school boards, administrators, educators and community agencies working together to create an environment that will make a positive impact on student health and learning.

The Role of Public Health in Schools

  • Provide health education supports and resources
  • Collaborate with parents, educators and students to build a healthy school community
  • Support the development and implementation of school health policies
  • Partner with healthy school committees to promote student leadership and engagement
  • Provide youth health-related information and services

Our work is guided by the Ontario Public Health Standards [PDF] and the School Health Guideline [PDF].

Health Resources for Schools

Each school in Huron and Perth counties is unique. The School Health Team will make every effort to address a variety of topics based on school requests. If you are an educator looking for a particular school health program or resource for your school or classroom please complete our request form.

Explore the health topics below and discover web-based, community, and curriculum-support resources.

 Head Lice

Head lice are a common nuisance and can spread whenever there is close to head-to-head contact, particularly among children in childcare programs, schools and recreational groups. Head lice poses no health risk.

 Illness and Immunizations
 Oral Health Supports
  • Oral health lesson plan and Kit for grades K-2 available to be requested through the school health request form.
  • For information about oral health and free dental services, visit our Dental Health page.
 Vision Supports
  • Eye See…Eye Learn® program from the Ontario Association of Optometrists provides one free pair of eye glasses, if needed, for children in junior or senior kindergarten.