ERIC Number: EJ714745
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 16
Building Support for Coordinated School Health Programs
Alter, Randi J.; Lohrmann, David K.
Health Educator, v37 n1 p3-7 Spr 2005
This study sought to identify successful strategies for garnering stakeholder support for coordinated school health programs (CSHP) - an interactive, multi-component approach to health promotion among students and school staff. In the late 1990's several states were awarded federal funding to build infrastructure for CSHP. Directors from these states previously participated in interviews pertaining to their accomplishments directly related to this funding. A three stage, qualitative study utilized this interview data along with follow-up interviews and document analysis to compile a list of successful support-building strategies. Using the diffusion of innovations model, effective support-building strategies were drawn together and areas of weakness were identified.
Descriptors: Health Programs, Health Promotion, School Health Services, Interviews, Models, Case Studies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: United States