Health and Wellness
When students are healthy, they are more likely to be successful learners. For schools to succeed in educating their students, they also must take care of students’ physical, social, and emotional health. The Boston Public Schools actively promotes the physical, social, and emotional wellbeing of all students to support both their healthy development and readiness to learn. BPS is:
- improving school-based health care
- promoting healthy behaviors
- creating a healthier school environment and climate
- improving student health and physical literacy
The BPS District Wellness Policy (HWD-01) is a road map to help schools with this plan. The policy includes comprehensive health education, healthy food and drinks, safe and supportive environments, healthy physical environments, health services, cultural proficiency, physical education, and physical activity.
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Y2Connect Boston is an easy-to-access website to find sexual health services in Boston. You can find information on topics such as parenting, health insurance enrollment assistance, and LGBTQ+. You can search for clinics and resources by zip code. Materials can be viewed in multiple languages.
Y2Connect Boston also provides health and sexual health education information and trusted external resources for students and school staff to learn more. Under the “Get the Facts” dropdown menu, students and school staff can find information on making health appointments, birth control, STIs, healthy relationships, and student rights.