health notes ch.6
health notes ch.6 Public health 2000
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School Health Notes (in chapter 6) Coordinated health program: CSHP, “an organized set of policies, procedures, and activities designed to protect, promote, and improve the health and well-being of students and staff, thus improving a student’s ability to learn….”(p.146) School health council People who work together to come up with and install a school health program (aka school health advisory council). Council SHOULD include: o Admin o Food service employees o Counselors o Maintenance and janitors o Medical providers o Social workers o Parents/caregivers o Students o Teachers o Community health agency personnel Need for school health Unhealthy children have a harder time learning School health policies provide accountability o Include laws, regulations, etc. to provide school district with a foundation for their procedures Policies should cover everthying in the school health program CDC assesses school health policies at several levels (state, district, etc.) School health services are provided by the school to students to promote and protect their health Advantages of school health: o Equitability: point of entry into health care system for school kids o Breadth of coverage: preventative servies availabile o Confidentiality o User friendliness o Convenience School health education teaches children K-12 about health and having healthy habits o it is not necessary that it is medically accurate (i.e. facts about safe sex vs. abstinence) teaching health in school can be very controversial
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