The Center for Health & Learning
Our Vision Optimal health for all through research-based practice, education and collaboration. __________
Our Mission To promote the health and well-being of children, families, schools and communities by providing training, technical assistance and resources for strategic health initiatives. __________
Our Values We define health as a balance between the mental, emotional, physical, social, environmental and spiritual dimensions of one's life and community. We believe in: the critical connection between education and public health; respect for diversity and cultural competence; respectful families and communities; building local capacity for community health promotion; and making lifestyle choices that reinforce personal and community wellness. _______________
Our Goals & Activities In our endeavor to achieve systemic and sustainable change through education, policy and environmental strategies, we:
- Offer regional trainings and technical assistance through grant funding from federal, state and private agencies
- Provide site-based trainings and technical assistance on request from school districts and community organizations
- Develop online programs, student learning modules and curricula
- Assist with professional licensure, CEU and graduate-level credits
- Create strategic partnerships with other non-profit organizations and school systems
Our History The Center for Health and Learning, founded in 1996 as the Green Mountain Training Center for Healthy Schools and Communities (GMTC), is an outgrowth of an initiative by the Centers for Disease Control's Division of Adolescent and School Health to build local capacity for school and community health promotion by establishing regional training centers capable of delivering high-quality educational events. Since 1999 the Center for Health and Learning has served more than 15,000 professionals and community members. In our mission to promote healthy and safe schools and communities, we have created partnerships with, and provided services to, more than 100 cooperating agencies and school systems. For more information, link here or above to Past Activities.
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