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ERIC Number: ED459140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 168
Abstractor: N/A
Promoting Healthy Youth, Schools, and Communities: A Guide to Community-School Health Advisory Councils.
Larson, Kathlene
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)
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
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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.