What is Comprehensive School Health? How is it supported by the AMA Youth Run Club?

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Watch this video, launched at the Fall 2016 AMA RF by Dr. Kim Kelly, AMA CSH Representative, to see how – with its emphasis on physical activity, healthy eating and creating a positive social environment – the AMA YRC speaks to the CSH commitment to “supporting improvements in students’ educational outcomes while addressing school health in a planned, integrated and holistic way.”

source: Canadian Joint Consortium for School Health

Dr. Kim Kelly, AMA CSH Representative, and her son out for a run.Improving community health with physician leadership

"The AMA Youth Run Club is a great opportunity for physicians to get involved in their communities and support grassroots prevention. Physician leadership at a local level can significantly improve the health of our school communities and in my experience, is extremely rewarding. "

Dr. Kim Kelly, AMA CSH Representative

Comprehensive School Health is an internationally recognized approach to supporting improvements in students’ educational outcomes while addressing school health in a planned, integrated and holistic way.

Canadian Joint Consortium for School Health

Ever Active Schools defines CSH as “a way to link health and education within the school setting. It is an approach to building a healthy school community.”

EAS identifies the three key priority areas of CSH as:
1. physical activity
2. healthy eating
3. positive social environments

How is Comprehensive School Health supported by the AMA Youth Run Club?

View the informative video, premiered at the AMA Fall 2016 Representative Forum by Dr. Kim Kelly, AMA CSH Representative

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