ERIC Number: ED459140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Promoting Healthy Youth, Schools, and Communities: A Guide to Community-School Health Advisory Councils.
This guide presents a five-step approach to planning, conducting, and evaluating a community-school health advisory council. The five steps are: (1) convening an advisory council (learning about community-school health advisory councils, obtaining support from the school district, identifying potential members, organizing and conducting the first meeting, and following up); (2) creating a vision and building ownership (planning the next meeting to create a vision, establishing ground rules, and developing a vision); (3) developing an action plan (planning the next meeting on writing an action plan, confirming the council's vision, describing the relationship of change and planning, and writing an action plan); (4) taking action and getting results (designing a structure for the council's work, creating a plan for marketing the council's efforts, and handling conflict); and (5) maintaining momentum (evaluating the council's efforts, holding an annual renewal meeting, revitalizing council membership, expanding school health improvement efforts, and considering conducting a needs assessment). Six appendixes present: "Improving School Health: A Guide to School Health Councils"; a meeting planner; scripts and transparencies; "School Health Programs: An Investment in Our Nation's Future"; an agenda for future meetings; and information on conducting a needs assessment. A disk is included in order to print out transparencies. (Contains 20 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Comprehensive School Health Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Promotion, Partnerships in Education, Planning, School Community Programs, School Health Services
Iowa Department of Public Health, 321 East 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075 ($30). Tel: 800-383-3826 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Community; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Public Health, Des Moines.
Note: The accompanying disk, "Community School Health Advisory Council Transparencies," is not available from ERIC.