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ERIC Number: EJ1153604
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8756-5943
The Role of High Schools in Addressing Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities: A Mixed-Methods Assessment
Payton, Erica; Price, James H.
Health Educator, v46 n2 p2-12 Fall 2014
Racial/ethnic health disparities start early in life and become exacerbated throughout the life cycle. Schools have the opportunity to reduce the severity of disparities. The purpose of this study was to examine whether journals in school health cover racial/ethnic health disparities and to identify what leading authorities in school health thought were the roles of high schools in addressing health disparities. The "Journal of School Health" and "Journal of School Nursing" (years 2000- 2013) were reviewed for articles addressing racial/ethnic health disparities. Criteria were established to identify authorities to interview in school health education (n = 6) and school nursing (n = 6). Of the 1137 articles in the "Journal of School Health" 56 (5%) covered racial/ethnic issues as did 17 of 480 (3.5%) articles in the "Journal of School Nursing." Health educators and school nurses perceived high schools had a role to play in addressing disparities, but lack of time was the main barrier.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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