ERIC Number: ED383415
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Putting Children First: State-Level Collaboration between Education and Health. A Special Report of the National Health & Education Consortium.
Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.; National Health Education Consortium, Washington, DC.
Recognizing that unhealthy children cannot learn and that an uneducated child will become a drain on society, this report describes the efforts of the National Health and Education Consortium (NHEC) to promote collaboration among the health and education professions to improve the health of children. The report describes the creation and operation of state health/education consortia in Florida, Maryland, New Mexico, and Texas. The report recommends that leaders interested in creating, merging, or formalizing state consortia should: (1) select leadership with political access; (2) convene a formal steering committee; (3) build strong corporate involvement; (4) develop a clear mission and goals, and ensure accountability; (5) build the publics' awareness of the importance of linking health and education; (6) promote grassroots interest and activities; (7) capitalize on momentum; (8) maintain flexibility; (9) evaluate the effectiveness of the initiative; and (10) seek core funding early. Six appendixes include: a list of selected collaboration resources; NHEC founding organizations and members; and steering committee rosters and sample agendas from the Florida, Maryland, New Mexico, and Texas health/education consortia. A list of NHEC publications is included. (MDM)
Descriptors: Child Health, Consortia, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Government Role, Models, Partnerships in Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Public Relations, State Programs
National Health Education Consortium, Institute for Educational Leadership, 1001 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 310, Washington, DC 20036 ($10; checks payable to IEL).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Prudential Foundation, Newark, NJ.; AT&T Foundation, New York, NY.; Honeywell, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.; National Health Education Consortium, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Florida; Maryland; New Mexico; Texas