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The Children Count Pilot Study Project

In 2017, the Children Count Pilot Study Project Team set out to explore the feasibility of coordinated monitoring and assessment of child and youth health, utilizing the school climate survey, to address local health data gaps. Six school board and public health unit pairings piloted the Healthy Living Module as part of the school board’s school climate survey in the 2018/19 academic year. The Healthy Living Module included 17 questions on mental health, healthy eating, and physical activity.

What resources exist for schools regarding oral health?

Every year, registered dental hygienists and dental assistants from the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit visit all publicly-funded (and some privately-funded) elementary schools in Windsor and Essex County to screen all Junior (JK) and Senior (SK) Kindergarten, and Grade 2 students. Additional students from other grades may be screened, based on the previous year’s dental screening results of Grade 2 students.