This website is the result of a 3-year process conducting systematic reviews on evidence-based practices for the ten WSCC component areas that involved two phases:
These systematic reviews followed an 8-step process for reviewing, identifying and acquiring feedback from pre-existing sources and expert statewide school health stakeholders in each of the WSCC component areas.
The objective was to identify, review, and describe WSCC-related school-based interventions in terms of: (a) grade level, (b) school locale, (c) length of initiative, (d) frequency of initiative, (e) level of evidence, and (f) study outcomes.
After creating and testing PDF summaries of the systematic review findings we acquired feedback from practitioners. We identified a need to make the information available in a more interactive way and with more details including description and type of practice for each of the evidence-based initiatives.
The creation of this website stemmed from this need and intends to provide school wellness practitioners and researchers an easy-to-access searchable site, where they can find evidence-based practices to help improve health and academic performance.