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Concept to Action Making Health Academic Home Concept to Action


Action Steps

Comprehensive School Health Education

School Counseling, Psychological, and Social Services

Healthy School Environment

Family and Community Involvement

School Health Services

School Nutrition

Physical Education

Health Promotion for Staff

Action Steps for Implementing Health Promotion for Faculty and Staff

Actions for Schools and Local Districts

  • Develop school-site health promotion initiatives that go beyond individual-level risk reduction activities
  • Improve methods for evaluating the health outcomes and cost effectiveness of worksite health promotion programs
  • Address the well-being of administrators, faculty, and school support staff, including school bus drivers, food service workers, building custodians, and classroom aides
  • Integrate health promotion and disease prevention into employee benefit plans and make such efforts compatible with the goals of managed care
  • Establish a standing committee to assess employee and school needs, identify resources, and evaluate the impact and outcomes of school-site health promotion efforts

Actions for National, State, and Community Organizations

  • Offer grants or provide incentives for local schools and districts to develop, implement, and evaluate school-site health promotion programs
  • Advocate for and support the development of school-site health promotion for faculty and staff
  • Identify exemplary models of school-site health promotion and encourage schools to replicate them
  • Examine and monitor the impact of school-site health promotion efforts on health benefits and ensure that such programs meet the needs of all school employees
  • Provide technical assistance, guidelines, resources, and opportunities for networking that will help schools develop plans with measurable goals and objectives for improving faculty and staff health
  • Offer or support statewide conferences that foster development and implementation of school-site health promotion for faculty and staff
  • Develop guidelines and standards for school-site health promotion for faculty and staff based on model guidelines
  • Establish integrated databases that monitor health promotion development, implementation, and evaluation results

Adapted by permission of the publisher from Marx, E. & Wooley, S. F. (Eds.) (1998). Health is academic: A guide to coordinated school health programs. New York: Teachers College Press. 1998 by Education Development Center, Inc. All rights reserved.

For a more detailed discussion of Health Promotion for Staff, see the book Health Is Academic.

Related Links

Breast & Cervical Cancer Education and Detection Project, AFT

FNHP Occupational Health and Safety Links, AFT

Health Information Network, NEA

Here is a sample of national organizations that can provide resources and support for school-site health promotion for staff and CSHPs:

American Association for Active Lifestyles & Fitness

American Federation of Teachers

Employee Assistance Professionals Association

National Education Association

National Wellness Association

Wellness Councils of America

For other organizations that support school health, click on Links.


 

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