ERIC Number: ED350258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Task Force on School Health.
Maryland State Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene, Baltimore.
The 1990 Report of the Task Force on School Health examines the current status of Maryland's school health programs and proposes 16 recommendations designed to implement a comprehensive school health (CSH) program to meet the needs of all students. The report describes the Task Force, which was appointed in 1989. After presenting a background on school health, it discusses the status of school health in Maryland, focusing on health services, health education, and healthy environments. Health education is not a state requirement for graduation, and only four health education programs are mandated by state law. The report identifies several barriers to initiating comprehensive school health (CSH) programs, the most complex being the lack of statewide standards for school health. The Task Force strongly recommends that the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Maryland State Department of Education jointly adopt an updated version of the Standards for Maryland's Public School Health Services, as required by Article 77, Section 7-401 of the Code of Maryland. The report includes an action plan and several appendices, which provide relevant sections from Maryland State laws. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene, Baltimore.
Identifiers: Action Plans; Comprehensive School Health Education; Maryland; Task Force Approach