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About the Book Health Is Academic

This book was developed by Health and Human Development Programs (HHD) of Education Development Center, Inc., (EDC) with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health.  

Health Is Academic: A Guide to Coordinated School Health Programs describes the growing understanding that piecemeal, competitive, or uncoordinated efforts to address the intertwined social, educational, psychological, and health needs of young people are inefficient and ineffective. Developed in collaboration with more than 70 national organizations, it discusses how the eight components of a CSHP can work together to support students and help them acquire the knowledge and skills they need to become healthy, productive adults. Published in 1998 by Teachers College Press, the 346-page book provides action steps for schools, districts, state and national organizations, and colleges and universities.

The content is based on the knowledge and experiences of teachers, principals, administrators, school board members, nurses, psychologists, counselors, and other health and education experts around the country. Top researches in the field wrote the chapters, and more than 300 professional educators reviewed them.

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Read short biographies of Health Is Academic’s authors.

Obtain ordering information for Health Is Academic from Teachers College Press.   (To order online, click on this Book Description from Teachers College Press and then select "Add to Cart.")


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