ERIC Number: ED418931
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Progress and Impact. A Report of Programs Funded for 1995-96 by the Comprehensive Health Education Act of 1990.
Terrill, Jerry L.; Connell, Karen
During the 1995-96 school year, the Colorado Department of Education supported Comprehensive Health Education Programs as authorized by the Comprehensive Health Education Act of 1990. This report summarizes the projects funded under that grant along with additional observations and recommendations regarding the operation of such grants. Grant funds were made available to 15 school districts and 33 schools. Twelve Carnegie Middle Schools received $3,000 each to help meet health and fitness goals. A total of 10 implementation grants for $15,000 and one for $13,725 were awarded. They addressed such areas as staff wellness, peer training, health screening, evaluation, character education, and staff/community/parent training. Four alternative schools received $500 each to help with tobacco prevention and cessation programs. Three planning grants of $7,000 each were awarded to help with curriculum development, establishment of an advisory council, and program evaluation. Two building-level projects of approximately $5,000 each to deal with such issues as pregnancy/AIDS prevention, support for teen mothers, staff training, curriculum improvement, and dental screening. The major demonstration grant for $30,000 went to help one school district in areas such as assessing current comprehensive health programs, promoting staff and community development around health issues and supporting student activities that promote healthy lifestyles. (SM)
Descriptors: Child Health, Comprehensive School Health Education, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Grants, Health Programs, Health Promotion, Intermediate Grades, Life Style, Middle Schools, Physical Fitness, Program Evaluation, Smoking, Students, Well Being
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers: Colorado; Risk Reduction; Risk Taking Behavior