Submission Guidelines & Publication Schedule

The Healthy Schools BC Newsletter is a collaborative effort between Healthy Schools BC/DASH BC and the healthy schools community. We welcome submissions from all members of the healthy schools community, including teachers, administrators, health authority staff, health promotion specialists and many more.  If you have a message, story, opportunity, or something else you’d like to say to our readers, the newsletter wants to hear from you! Please see the following submission guidelines for more details.

Article Length

When submitting an article, please create a summary of your article of about 50 words or less and we will link to the remainder of your article, which should be around 200 words or less. Remember that we are aiming to grab the reader’s attention so a summary that is a catchy opening paragraph will increase the chances of your article being read.

Please note new for 2018-2019:  Your organization must house the article on your website. The HSBC Newsletter will publish the summary and link to the article on your website.

Article Focus

The newsletter coordinates healthy schools news and emerging trends by sharing healthy schools programs, articles and events with readers in BC. With this in mind, please ensure your article has a healthy schools focus.

Healthy Happenings – Key Event Listings

If you have a Healthy Happening or event date that you’d like to share, simply send us the date and a brief description of the event.  Please also include the website URL with the submission.

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How to Send Submissions

Submissions can be sent to Please submit your article summary as a Microsoft Word document or in the body of an email along with the appropriate link to the full article. Please email us to receive the publication schedule for submission deadlines.

Terms of Use

DASH BC reserves the right to modify article length, content and pictures where appropriate.

Thank you for your interest in the Healthy Schools BC Newsletter.  Please send your comments or questions to