#35 – Dr. Kate Storey – Healthier Students & Communities

Healthier Schools, Students and Communities

This episode features Dr. Kate Storey, Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta. The main focus of her research is how to improve the overall health of families and communities. She tries to identify the interventions that have the best chance at positive outcomes for health. She often works with schools and has seen some work that is having a big impact on the lives of students.

Two articles that she has co-written really speak to her involvement in schools, they are: “Understanding the essential conditions of successful implementation of comprehensive school health to change health behaviours and shift the school culture” and “Implementing comprehensive school health in Alberta, Canada: the principal’s role”. If you have ever asked yourself how you might have an impact on the health of your students, you are in for some great ideas today from Dr. Storey.

You can connect with Dr. Storey via email at kate.storey@ualberta.ca

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Show Notes

The Comprehensive School Health Approach – https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/info/csh.aspx

University of Alberta, School of Public Health – Faculty Website.

Video Bio on Dr. Kate Storey


YouTube to celebrate success stories and highlight student voice.


Thinking Quantitatively by Eric Gaze – The textbook she uses with her Graduate students.

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World–and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo – A series she reads with her young daughter.

Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty (Author), David Roberts (Illustrator) – Another book she uses to encourage science with her young daughter.

Activities to Keep Well and Healthy

Cycling to Work – She arrives with a clear mind at work.

Running – Stress relief

Eating together at the Dining Room table as a family.

Spending time outside with kids.

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