The Beginnings of SHC

Successful Healthy Children was founded by Dr. Cathy Ramstetter in 2015

and blends the work Cathy led at one school to promote health through the Coordinated School Health model and Cathy’s facilitation with 12 local communities for the CDC’s Communities Putting Prevention to Work grant. Through these experiences, Cathy learned first-hand the power of locally-driven action. Cathy created the framework for Successful Healthy Children to replicate the methods of engaging students, nurturing leaders (student and adult), evaluating assets and needs, and carrying out actions to positively affect schools and our community. Successful Healthy Children is grounded in the research-based Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model,(ASCD, 2014)  which is an expansion of the Coordinated School Health model. Read more…