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A study of school health promotion programs: implications for planning

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

Abstract: This article examines the results of a survey to assess the health promotion activities of school districts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. These data reveal that of the 275 school superintendents who responded only 41 (14.9%) indicated that their districts offered health promotion programs for employees and staff. Physical fitness, hypertension screening, and stress management were the most commonly offered programs, and most of these programs were provided for both teaching and non-teaching staff members. Reasons why school districts did not have health promotion programs also are examined. Basic guidelines to help school districts begin the process of planning, implementing and evaluating effective health promotion pro-grams for faculty, staff, students, and community members are provided.

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Publication
Health Values, 13, 6, 21-30
Language: English
Date: 1989
Keywords
Health promotion programs, Public schools