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About Making Health Academic

Making Health Academic is a five-year project funded by CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH). The project provides capacity-building assistance, resources, and connections to help state officials, education leaders, health professionals, families, and community leaders across the nation establish Coordinated School Health Programs (CSHPs).  Our goal is to provide current information, action steps, resources, and links to assist those interested parties with guidance in establishing local CSHPs.

In the project's previous phase, two major documents for the CSHP field were produced:

Health Is Academic: A Guide to Coordinated School Health Programs

Talking About Health Is Academic

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About our Organization
Making Health Academic is one of many school health projects managed by the Center for School Health at Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC). It is located in the Health and Human Development Programs (HHD) Division, which conducts research and capacity-building activities with society's major institutions: education, public health and health care, law enforcement and the courts, community agencies, and the workplace. These agencies, in turn, affect the health and safety of children, adolescents, families, and older people in the areas where they live, work, and play.

The foundation of HHD's approach is that primary prevention, early intervention, and access to health and social services not only improve health, learning and productivity, but also forestall disease, premature death, and disruptive or criminal behaviors. Examples of HHD programs that work to reduce the major risks associated with adolescence including substance abuse, violence, injury, and reproductive health are:

For more information, please contact:

Evelyn Frankford
Education Development Center, Inc.
55 Chapel Street
Newton, MA 02458-1060
Telephone: (617) 969-7100
Fax: (617) 969-5951



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