We partner with rural communities using a community-based participatory research approach to address issues of concern in their communities. Our projects are guided by Steering Committees and Community Advisory Boards comprised of stakeholders from the community.
Our strategic planning process, AIM (Assess. Identify. Make it happen), has been facilitated in over 40 school districts and has resulted in the implementation of over 2,000 evidence-based practices and sub-practices shown to promote health in schools. Through AIM, a facilitator guides a local task force of community stakeholders through the process of Assessing current practices in their school/community, Identifying which practices they would like to put in place, and Making it happen through action planning and intentional implementation.
Explore our projects below to learn more about our innovative and impactful work in the areas of comprehensive health and wellness planning; implementing health and wellness practices in schools; social-emotional health for students, teachers, and service providers; and workforce development for professionals working with children and families.