Making the case for Prevention, Resilience and Well-being through academic and experiential learning STUDIES Lakeside Middle School, first pilot Whole Health Studies program, 21st Century Community Learning program (U.S. Dept. of Education) Spring semester 2019 (PDF) A pre- and post-student survey of the first implementation of a multi-activity whole health learning program, for 6th – 8th graders at Lakeside Middle School in Millville, Cumberland County, NJ. The study was based on an instrument design by Kate Tumelty Felice, chair of the Education Advisory Board and coordinator of the Lakeside project. Lakeside and three other middle schools also implemented Whole Health Studies in after-school programs. ALLIANCES NIH Whole Person Health Research Initiative In early 2021 WholeHealthED was invited by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, NCCIH to join 12 other organizations in a stakeholder advisory group for its groundbreaking Whole Person Health Research initiative. Others are long time academic research and professional organizations whose work in integrative medicine established the precepts of “whole person” health over 30+ years: the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health (70+ leading schools of medicine), the Veteran’s Administration’s Whole Person Health System and the groundbreaking Whole Health Institute. NCCIH has also convened a number of its sister NIH centers and institutes. WholeHealthED is the only member devoted solely to children’s health. We have formed a research advisory group to support the Whole Person Health initiative and establish a cohesive framework for the multiple school-based wellness disciplines. MEETINGS & CONFERENCES March 2020: Briefing at NIH for NCCIH leadership on Whole Health Learning and support for Mental, Emotional and Behavioral Health.