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School Health - Wellness Improves Learning for Youth (WILY)

As part of its ongoing efforts to promote student health and remove barriers to learning, DPI and partners implement a wide variety of programs and projects. Wellness Improves Learning for Youth is a new project supported in part by two five-year awards from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to the Wisconsin Departments of Public Instruction (DPI) and Health Services (DHS). The funds support the coordinated school health model in use in many Wisconsin schools. Coordinated school health provides a comprehensive framework to address key student risk behaviors that impact student success and lifelong health. Focus areas for the project include:

Poor nutrition
Sexual activity
Lack of physical activity
Bullying and violence
Chronic illness management

Partnerships with schools are key to address these behaviors while acknowledging the impact they have on a student’s ability to learn and be successful in school.

Funded sites:

Appleton Area




Fond du Lac

Green Bay Area Public


Kiel Area


Madison Metropolitan

Menominee Indian

Menomonie Area

Milwaukee Public

Neenah Joint 

North Fond du Lac

Racine Unified



Wisconsin Dells

HIV/STD/Teen Pregnancy and Safe and Supportive Learning Environments

DPI websites and resources:

For questions about this information contact Emily Holder, (608)267-9170.