ERIC Number: ED499189
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Addressing Safety in Schools: CDC's Division of Adolescent & School Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The mission of the Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) is to prevent the most serious health risks among children, adolescents, and young adults. Its goal is to prevent unintentional injuries and violence by enabling the nation's schools to address safety through coordinated school health programs. It attempts to achieve this goal through implementation of the following strategies: (1) data collection and analysis; (2) science-based guidance; (3) funding to nongovernmental organizations for programs and policy development; (4) technical assistance; and (5) integration with other federal efforts. This publication highlights specific DASH initiatives corresponding to each of these strategies.
Descriptors: Safety, Young Adults, Nongovernmental Organizations, Technical Assistance, School Health Services, Public Health, Children, Adolescents, Accident Prevention, Injuries, Violence, Prevention, Comprehensive School Health Education, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Financial Support, Policy Formation, Program Development, Federal Programs, Legal Responsibility, Terrorism
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333. Tel: 800-311-3435; Tel: 404-639-3311; Web site: http://www.cdc.gov
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (DHHS/CDC), Atlanta, GA. Adolescent and School Health Div.