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A worksite health promotion model for public schools

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
James M. Eddy, Department Head and Professor (Creator)
Eugene C. Fitzhugh (Contributor)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Over the past several decades worksite-based health promotion efforts have slowly evolved. Although there are no standard program components common to all corporate programs, it is generally accepted that comprehensive, effective health promotion programs include corporate culture modification, social marketing efforts, and health promotion programming activities. These programs are designed to help employees develop positive health behaviors to achieve corporate goals such as improving morale and productivity, and reducing health care cost and rates of absenteeism. Similarly, all states have mandated some form of health education programming also designed to help students develop and maintain behaviors conducive to health. Although the ultimate goals of these programs are similar (to encourage the adoption or maintenance of healthy lifestyle behaviors), the methods used to achieve these goals are often quite disparate. The purpose of this article is to propose a different approach to school health education, one that implements the key features of the worksite health promotion model to improve student health.

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Publication
Journal of Health Education. 27, 1, 48-50
Language: English
Date: 1996
Keywords
School health education, Health promotion programs, Health promotion model