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Talking About Health is Academic
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Authors of Health Is Academic
Twenty-three authors from the fields
of education, health, and community development discuss the components
of a coordinated school health program, steps schools can take to
create a program, and how universities and state, local and national
agencies can support schools.
Howard Adelman, a psychologist, pursues
interests in educational reform, with emphasis on improving interventions
for students with learning, behavior, and emotional problems. In
1986, with Dr. Linda Taylor, he established the School Mental Health
Project at UCLA to focus on school-based programs, which in 1995
became the Center for Mental Health in Schools, funded by the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services, Maternal and Child Health
Bureau. Dr. Adelman is involved with national initiatives to enhance
school and community efforts to address barriers to student learning
and enhance the healthy development of children, families, and the
professionals who serve them. Dr. Adelman has published extensively,
including books such as Learning Problems and Learning Disabilities:
Moving Forward,and On Understanding Intervention in Psychology and
Education,both co-authored with Dr. Linda Taylor.
P. Allegrante, Ph.D.
John P. Allegrante is professor of
health education at Teachers College, Columbia University. As director
of the Center for Health Promotion, a multidisciplinary research
and development group he helped establish in 1981, he has led the
development of the college's program of research in health promotion
and education. Dr. Allegrante holds a joint appointment in Columbia's
faculty of medicine as a professor of clinical public health in
sociomedical sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health and
is an adjunct professor of behavorial science in the Department
of Medicine at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.
He has published numerous articles and scientific papers in leading
journals of health education, public health, and medicine.
School-Site Health Promotion for Faculty and Staff: A Key Component
of the Coordinated School Health Programappeared recently in the
Journal of School Health. He is past president of the Society
for Public Health Education (SOPHE).
Caldwell, M.S., R.D.
Dorothy Caldwell is deputy administrator
for special nutrition programs at USDA's Food, Nutrition and Consumer
Services, where she oversees 13 of the 15 nutrition assistance programs
administered by the agency. Prior to that appointment, she
served two years as special assistant for nutrition and nutrition
education in the Office of the Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition
and Consumer Services, USDA. She is a former director of child
nutrition for the Arkansas Department of Education, which she joined
in 1988. Her work focused on promotion of the team approach
to child nutrition as part of school health. During her tenure,
school breakfast programs expanded from fewer than 50 percent of
the schools in the state to more than 95 percent. Ms. Caldwell
is the author of Nutrition Integrity, a chapter inManaging Child
Nutrition Programs: Leadership for Excellence,by Martin
and Conklin, published in 1999. Ms. Caldwell has served as
a member of the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Comprehensive
School Health Programs, the National Coordinating Committee for
School Health, and the Advisory Board of the National Food Service
Management Institute. She is past president of the American
School Food Service Association and the School Food Service Foundation.
Carlyon, M.P.H., M.S.
Pauline Carlyon is retired from Johnson
& Johnson Health Management, Inc. in Santa Monica, California,
where she provided consultation and administrative services for
health education and promotion to Fortune 500 client companies.
From 1975 to 1980, Ms. Carlyon directed the Comprehensive School/Community
Health Education Project for the National Congress of Parents and
Teachers. Earlier, she spent six years as program director for family
life education in the Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, Michigan
Department of Public Health, and eight years on the health education
faculty of the State University of New York College at Cortland.
William Carlyon is a writer, editor,
and health education consultant. He is a former director of the
American Medical Association's (AMA) Department of Health Education.
While at the AMA, he served as secretary to its committees on school
and college health and on exercise and physical fitness. He was
also responsible for planning the AMA's biennial conferences on
physicians and schools.
Paula Duncan is principal assistant
to the Secretary, Agency for Human Services in Vermont. Prior to
that she was maternal and child health (MCH) director for the Vermont
Department of Health. Dr. Duncan is a pediatrician with subspecialty
fellowship training in adolescent medicine and neonatology. She
was on the full-time faculty in pediatrics at Stanford University
for five years, and the University of Vermont School of Medicine
for three years. She taught adolescent medicine and school health,
and her research focused on the healthy development and parenting
of young adolescents. At the national level, Dr. Duncan has been
chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics School Health Committee
and co-chaired the Pediatric Leadership Conference on School Health,
as well as the Health Futures 2 Conference. Her current position
focuses on improving youth outcomes through community development
and positive youth development.
V. Fetro, Ph.D., C.H.E.S.
Joyce Fetro is an associate professor
in the Department of Health Education and Recreation at Southern
Illinois University. Previously she was supervisor of school health
programs for the San Francisco Unified School District, responsible
for planning, implementing, and evaluating the district's comprehensive
school health program. In addition to numerous articles in
professional journals, chapters in books, and national presentations,
she is author of Step by Step to Health Promoting Schools:
A Guide to Implementing Coordinating School Health Programs in Local
School Districts,and Personal and Social Skills-Levels I-III,and
Personal and Social Competence.
Z. Greene, M.F.A.
Brenda Z. Greene is Director, School
Health Programs at the National School Boards Association (NSBA)
in Alexandria, Virginia. Ms. Greene has been responsible for
NSBA's school health initiatives since 1987. She oversees
NSBA's information dissemination, technical assistance, and training
related to school policies and programs on such topics as HIV/STDs,
teen pregnancy prevention, promotion of physical activity and healthy
eating, tobacco use prevention, and coordinated school health programs.
Previously, Ms. Greene served as Manager, Editorial Services, with
responsibility for NSBA's school policy publications and services.
Ms. Greene has authored many articles on school health and education
policy topics. Among the many local committees on which Ms.
Greene serves is the Fairfax County (Va.) Public Schools School
Health Advisory Committee.
Henderson, Dr.P.H., C.H.E.S.
Alan Henderson is a professor in the
Health Science Department at California State University, Long Beach.
He is a founder of California's LEAD in Health Forum for School
Health and is a member of the steering committee for the California
Department of Education's "Building a Blueprint for Comprehensive
School Health." Dr. Henderson has worked with schools
and school districts in the west and midwest to improve health education
programs. He authored Healthy Schools, Healthy Futures: The Case
for Improving School Environments,and a chapter on healthy school
environments in The Comprehensive School Health Challenge.He chairs
the California Coalition for Comprehensive School Health Education,
an initiative of the California Division of the American Cancer
Society. He also has served as a consultant to health services agencies,
corporations, and public health departments.
B. Igoe, R.N., M.S., F.A.A.N.
Judith Igoe is an associate professor
and the director of the Office of School Health at the University
of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Earlier, she directed the school
nurse practitioner program, which originated at the university in
1969. Currently, she directs a national school health services resource
and technical assistance center partially supported by HRSA, Maternal
and Child Health Bureau. With colleagues throughout the country,
Ms. Igoe is now working on the development of evidence-based National
Guidelines for Health and Safety in Schools. A member of numerous
associations active in school health issues, she has served on the
Institute of Medicine's School Health Study Committee, the American
Academy of Nursing's Expert Panel on Adolescent Health, and the
American Academy of Pediatrics' School Health Subcommittee on School
K. Lohrmann, Ph.D., C.H.E.S
David Lohrmann is director of the Evaluation
Consultation Center at the Academy for Educational Development (AED)
in Washington, D.C. Before joining AED in 1993, Dr. Lohrmann was
a high school health education teacher and a member of the faculties
at Syracuse University and the University of Georgia. Dr. Lohrmann
has served in leadership positions with numerous national and state
professional organizations. Most recently, he was a member of the
Joint Committee on National Health Education Standards, which developed
content standards for students and opportunity-to-learn standards
for states and school districts.
Eva Marx is a school health consultant
whose clients include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) and national organizations such as the American Cancer Society,
National Education Association, National Conference of State Legislatures,
and American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. She
was formerly employed by Education Development Center, Inc. in Newton,
Massachusetts where she directed the CDC-funded project that supported
the development of the book Health Is Academic. She also coordinated
the development and management of the Comprehensive School Health
Education Network, which provided training and technical assistance
to all state and territorial education agencies in the United States.
Ms. Marx developed and edited the nationally distributed newsletter,School
Health Program News. She was responsible for the development of
Talking About Health Is Academic, workshop modules for promoting
a coordinated approach to school health. She also co-authored
Educating for Health: A Guide for Implementing Comprehensive School
Health Education, which discusses how school districts can initiate
and maintain school health activities, and Choosing the Tools: A
Review of Selected K-12 Health Education Curricula to assist local
Her most recent publications are two
articles in the March 2000 issue of Educational Leadership, the
journal of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
These articles are "Partnerships to Keep Students Health"
with Daphne Northrop, and "Finding the Funds for Health Resources"
with Jenny Osorio and Louise Bauer.
R. McCarthy, Ph.D.
Alice R. McCarthy is an educator, researcher,
and writer on the area of the family and family health, including
human growth over the life span and curriculum development. She
has written a curriculum for families, Parents as Partners:
Keeping Kids Healthy,based on nationally distributed health curricula.
She has also prepared a national curriculum in health for students
in grades K-6, entitled Health 'n Me! The third edition of
her book Healthy Teens: Facing the Challenges of Young Lives was
published in early 2000. She is the co-chairman of a national
panel to set guidelines in Family and Community Involvement in school
health, mental health, and safety for the American Academy of Pediatrics
and the National Nurses Association. Dr. McCarthy is the executive
editor and published of the Health Newsletters, published since
1992, that reach 1.2 million families yearly in six editions.
The newsletters serve parents and caregivers with children in grades
preK-3, 4-5, and 6-8. Dr. McCarthy is conducting several
research and evaluation projects related to children's health and
I. McCoy, M.P.H.
Kristine McCoy is former coordinator
of school health programs for the Office of Disease Prevention and
Health Promotion, a staff office of the U.S. Public Health Service
in the Office of the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human
Services. Ms. McCoy was the primary staff person for the Interagency
Committee on School Health and the National Coordinating Committee
on School Health, committees co-sponsored by the U.S. Departments
of Health and Human Services, Education, and Agriculture.
Dukes McKenzie, Ed.D.
Floretta Dukes McKenzie is chair and
ECO of The McKenzie Group, Inc., a comprehensive education consulting
firm to both public and private organizations. Before starting the
firm in 1988, Dr. McKenzie served seven years as superintendent
for the District of Columbia Public Schools. She was deputy assistant
secretary in the Office of School Improvement, U.S. Department of
Education, from 1979 to 1981. In this capacity, she administered
15 federal education discretionary programs and initiatives and
directed the departments efforts to improve schools in areas
ranging from basic skills instruction to women's educational equity.
Earlier, she was deputy superintendent of the Maryland State Department
Nestle, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Marion Nestle has been professor and
chair of the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at New York
University since 1988. Her research focuses on factors that influence
the development and acceptance of federal dietary guidance policies.
She taught nutrition at Brandeis University, and from 1976 to 1986
was associate dean at the University of California, San Francisco,
School of Medicine, where she directed a nutrition education training
program for health professionals. From 1986 to 1988, she was staff
director for nutrition policy in the Office of Disease Prevention
and Health Promotion, Department of Health and Human Services, and
served as managing editor of the 1988 Surgeon General's Report on
Nutrition and Health. Her most recent publication is an article
with Michael Jacobson on public health approaches to obesity prevention
in Public Health Reports, January/February 2000.
Nichols, M.S., C.H.E.S.
Patricia Nichols is the supervisor
for comprehensive programs in health and early childhood at the
Michigan Department of Education. In this capacity, Ms. Nichols
oversees programs in school health, including comprehensive school
health education, physical education, and HIV prevention education.
As project manager for the departments coordinated school
health program infrastructure project, she coordinates efforts to
build state-level support for school health programs with her counterpart
in the states public health agency.
Daphne Northrop is managing editor
for Editing and Design Services at Education Development Center,
Inc., (EDC), in Newton, Massachusetts. Ms. Northrop is co-editor
of Health Is Academic and co-editor of School Health Program News,
a newsletter about school health issues, resources, and events for
school health professionals. She is also co-author of Educating
For Health: A Guide to Implementing Comprehensive School Health
Education, a manual for school districts, and Education and Health:
Partners in School Reform, developed for the BellSouth Foundation
as part of the New Partnerships Network. Before joining EDC, Ms.
Northrop was director of publications and information at the Harvard
School of Public Health. She also has been an editor and reporter
for several newspapers.
B. Richmond, M.D.
Julius Richmond is John D. MacArthur
Professor of Health Policy Emeritus in the Department of Social
Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In 1965, while Dr. Richmond
was chair of the Pediatrics Department and dean of the School of
Medicine at the State University of New York at Syracuse, he was
called to Washington to direct the Head Start Program. He also served
as director for Health Affairs, which initiated the Neighborhood
Health Centers Program for the Office of Economic Opportunity. He
returned to Syracuse in 1967. In 1971 he joined the faculty at Harvard
Medical School as Professor of Child Psychiatry and Human Development
and became director of the Judge Baker Guidance Center and chief
of psychiatry at the Children's Hospital. Dr. Richmond served as
Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human
Services, and Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service
from 1977 to 1981. Under his leadership, the agency published Healthy
People: The Surgeon General's Report on Health Promotion and Disease
Werner Rogers is Visiting Professor
of Educational Policy Studies at Georgia State University and consults
with businesses that work in the educational arena.
Previously, he was executive director of Georgia Public Broadcasting
and president of the Foundation for Public Broadcasting in Georgia
and Georgias state school superintendent from 1986 to 1995.
Dr. Rogers was a founding partner of The Family Connection, a public-private
partnership to ensure childrens academic success through coordination
and integration of services and pooling of resources. He served
twice as president of the Council of Chief State School Officers.
During his tenure, he spearheaded efforts to encourage collaboration
among the various services for children and families.
E. Rowe, Dr.P.H., R.E.H.S.
Daryl Rowe is the biological safety
officer and an adjunct professor of environmental health science
at the University of Georgia. He teaches courses in environmental
health science, including a course on the instructional environment.
Dr. Rowes interest in school health began early in his public
health career and continues as part of his activities in biological
safety. He is the author of several articles and book chapters,
and speaks frequently on biological safety and environmental health
issues. He is a certified/registered professional in biological
safety, environmental health and safety management, and a diplomat
of the American Academy of Sanitarians.
D. Seefeldt, Ph.D.
Vern Seefeldt is a professor and director
emeritus of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports at Michigan
State University. He taught high school science and elementary school
physical education in the Wisconsin public schools before assuming
his position as a specialist in motor development at the university
in 1966. As chair of the Michigan Governors Council on Health,
Physical Activity, and Sports, Dr. Seefeldt initiated a longitudinal
effort to develop a model for performance-based physical education
programs in the state. The focus of his 142 professional publications
has been on the importance of motor skill acquisition and physical
fitness in programs for all children and youth. Dr.
Seefeldt is the author of Youth Sports In America: An Overview,
a chapter in Toward a Better Understanding of Physical Fitness and
Activity,by Corbin and Pangrazi, published in 1999.
Ben Sweeney, M.A.
Don Sweeney is manager of the school
health unit at the Michigan Department of Community Health, and
co-director of the Michigan Comprehensive School Health Infrastructure
Project. He has worked extensively in the field of health education
since 1972, with a recent focus on school health curriculum development
and collaboration. He is one of the originators of the Michigan
Model for Comprehensive School Health Education, a nationally recognized
collaborative effort that works with seven state agencies and 115
voluntary and professional groups to deliver school health programs.
F. Wooley, Ph.D., C.H.E.S.
Susan Wooley, executive director of
the American School Health Association, has consulted in health
education for local, state, and national organizations. As
a health education specialist at the CDC Division of Adolescent
and School Health (DASH), Dr. Wooley managed cooperative agreements
with state and local education agencies and national organizations.
In addition, she reviewed DASH-supported publications and coordinated
a project for identifying curricula that favorably impact behaviors
that put young people at risk. Dr. Wooley spent four years
on a curriculum development project for elementary schools, Science
for Life and Living: Integrating Science, Technology and Health. Her
first experience in curriculum development was as editor of a health
newsletter that she developed for children in grades K-4 with the
Delaware Department of Public Instruction.