ERIC Number: ED341647
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
A Report Card of School Health Programs in New Mexico. Executive Summary.
New Mexico State Dept. of Health, Santa Fe.; New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe.
The New Mexico School Health Advisory Committee adopted a model of comprehensive school health programming that incorporates the following eight components: (1) health services; (2) health education; (3) school health environment; (4) physical education; (5) student nutrition; (6) counseling; (7) integrated school and community health promotion; and (8) schoolsite health promotion programs for faculty and staff. In 1990, the committee surveyed public and private accredited schools to describe the status of New Mexico's schools with respect to each of the eight components of the model. Survey instruments were adapted from the American School Health Association School Health Surveys. Over 7,000 questionnaires were mailed to 9 respondent groups with an overall return rate of 44 percent. Groups surveyed included superintendents, directors of instruction, food service directors, principals, classroom teachers, school nurses, school counselors, physical education teachers, and cafeteria managers. This report offers a description of each of the eight program components, a summary of the status of New Mexico's schools with respect to each component, and the recommendations of the New Mexico School Health Advisory Committee for each component. (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Dept. of Health, Santa Fe.; New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe.
Identifiers: American School Health Association; Comprehensive School Health Programs; New Mexico