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WashU to Develop Toolkit for Healthy Schools

For the Sake of All, a Washington University in St. Louis – Brown School Public Health Programs-based initiative working to improve health equity for African-Americans in the St. Louis region, has received a $1.1 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to work within St. Louis Public Schools and the Normandy Schools Collaborative.


[Photo: Dr. Jason Purnell]

For the Sake of All’s grant will support research and development of a “toolkit” for the implementation of effective programs and strategies to create inclusive, healthy school environments so all students feel safe, emotionally secure, and supported in their health and academics.

“This is a unique opportunity to work with our local education partners and their many supporters to develop a healthy schools implementation model that could be replicated in other schools both locally and nationally,” said Dr. Jason Purnell, associate professor at WashU and director of For the Sake of All.

Research partners include Virginia Commonwealth University’s Center on Society and Health and the Brown School’s Center for Public Health Systems Science, Health Communication Research Laboratory, Prevention Research Center and Social System Design Lab.

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