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ERIC Number: ED360263
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar-27
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
School Health Coalition Building--One State's Plan.
Brindley, Syble
This conference presentation chronicles the development of a coalition of over 20 Alabama health and education agencies, institutions, and organizations, representing a united effort to strengthen comprehensive school health in the state. The coalition was formed in response to removal of the mandated high school health requirement from the Code of Alabama, which resulted from the lobbying activities of groups against sex education. The coalition-building process involved identifying agencies and groups interested in the promotion of school health of children; acquiring commitments from key groups to offer their expertise, skills, and resources; drafting a position statement; developing a funding proposal; monitoring Alabama Board of Education meetings and the legislature; increasing public awareness of the need for comprehensive school health; meeting with media representatives; adopting by-laws and electing officers; establishing committees in the areas of communication, education/professional preparation, and legislative/public policy; and conducting training for coalition members. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama