ERIC Number: ED336911
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Crossing the Boundaries between Health and Education. Proceedings of the National Health/Education Consortium (Washington, D.C., May 29-30, 1990).
Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.; National Commission To Prevent Infant Mortality, Washington, DC.
This pamphlet summarizes the papers, comments, discussion, and key points of consensus from the national health symposium. The document makes a case for stronger links between health and education, arguing that children must be healthy to be educated and must be educated in order to be healthy. Six key points of agreement evolving from the symposium are discussed: (1) health affects education; (2) education affects health; (3) technological advances are not enough; (4) families have a critical role; (5) "at risk" does not mean "doomed"; and (6) system changes are needed. An agenda of "next steps" is presented, focusing on: developing plans for linking health with education on the federal, state, and local levels; developing strategies to better integrate health and education policies and programs on the federal, state, and local levels; and building a national will to more effectively integrate health and education services provided to children. The pamphlet concludes with a copy of the symposium program, a list of symposium participants, and brief descriptions of the National Commission to Prevent Infant Mortality and the Institute for Educational Leadership. (37 references) (JDD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.; National Commission To Prevent Infant Mortality, Washington, DC.
Note: Funding was also provided by the Irving Harris Foundation, Pillsbury Foundation, and Glaxo Inc.