ERIC Number: ED418932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive Health Education Act of 1990. 1996-97 End of Year Report.
Shockley, Heide Phillips; Gervascio, Heather; Alexander, Joe
This 1996-97 end-of-year report presents data from the Colorado Department of Education on their Comprehensive Health Education Programs, which was a response to the Colorado Comprehensive Health Education Act of 1990. During the 1996-97 school year, 54 projects were funded in school districts across the state to promote health education, reduce risk, and improve academic performance. The 54 programs and their local Health Advisory Councils worked to develop a comprehensive approach to health in their communities. This report summarizes the distribution of grant funding and primary trends across grantees with regard to: local collaboration; integration of comprehensive health education (CHE) with other school health and prevention initiatives; stories and anecdotes from grantees; outcomes for students; outcomes for the school/district/BOCES; and outcomes for the community. Overall, 28 CHE grants were awarded, with 23 going to school districts, one demonstration grant continuing for the 5th year, 2 BOCES grants, and 2 individual school grants. The report notes challenges and barriers to success, focusing on process barriers, implementation barriers, resource barriers, and evaluation barriers. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers: Colorado; Risk Reduction; Risk Taking Behavior