Connections IN Health Committee: Healthy Schools Action Team

Connections IN Health Committee: Healthy Schools Action Team2022-08-19T10:39:18-04:00

The Healthy Schools Action Team

Mission: The Healthy Schools Action Team is a group of organizations that work in partnership with Indiana schools to create healthier environments where all can thrive.

Values: The Healthy Schools Action Team creates healthier school environments through:

  • Collaboration: Encouraging and assisting in building lasting partnerships among organizations and local education agencies as they strive to improve the health of their students.
  • Whole Child Awareness: Utilizing the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model as a tool to further integrate a student centered learning environment.
  • Health Equity and Access: Addressing barriers to accessing resources related to physical, emotional, and behavioral health wellness.
  • Advocacy: Changing the culture and climate of the school environment through education and empowerment.

Healthy Schools Action Team Chair

Elizabeth Sons

School-Based Service Administrator Managed Health Services (MHS)

Elizabeth’s primary job requirements are to support MHS’ school-based health clinics, collaborate on telehealth initiatives and to organize and oversee the MHS Adopt-a-School Program.

A Certified Community Health Worker (CCHW), Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Arts from Butler University. Originally from Mitchell, Ind., Elizabeth is a member and current chairwoman of the Indiana Healthy Schools Action Team, working to empower “Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC)” efforts across Indiana through advocacy, collaboration and information sharing.

Elizabeth volunteers with the American Red Cross and is a member of the Afterschool Alliance as well as the Fort Wayne Community Schools Health Advisory Committee.

She currently resides in Indianapolis with her husband and son. She enjoys spending time with her family, baking, and going on walks with their boxer dog, Izzie.

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