ERIC Number: ED471465
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
School Health: Findings from Evaluated Programs. Second Edition.
American School Health Association, Kent, OH.; Public Health Service (DHHS), Rockville, MD. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
This report presents findings from a recent evaluation of 51 school health education programs nationwide. All programs were currently functioning and ongoing, had been evaluated, and provided some evidence of effectiveness. Each program was designed to improve the short- or long-term health status of children and youth in a school-based or school-linked setting. Most of the programs were self-contained within one component, such as health education. All programs submitted program descriptions and evaluation data. Reviewers critiqued evaluation designs, appropriateness of instruments used to measure key variables, and presence or absence of comparison groups. They determined the degree to which programs addressed critical needs, the extent to which they were distinctive, and the complexity of problems being tackled. They also commented on the probability that others could successfully duplicate the programs or were certain of their components in other places and with other audiences. For each program, the report includes the following information: program description, services available, implications for practice, evidence of program effectiveness, critique, and contact information. (Contains approximately 200 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Comprehensive School Health Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 738G, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20201.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American School Health Association, Kent, OH.; Public Health Service (DHHS), Rockville, MD. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
Note: For first edition, see ED 370 938.