Global Perspectives on Health Promotion Effectiveness

Author: David V. McQueen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387709741
Release Date: 2007-06-13
Genre: Medical

This work is a critical reflection on the state of health promotion effectiveness in practice around the world. It examines the meaning of health promotion from regional perspectives, and explores regional strengths and weaknesses in demonstrating effectiveness. The book goes on to consider issues in public health such as tobacco, mental health, obesity, urbanization, war, and social determinants in order to assess the role of effectiveness, and to examine methodologies for demonstrating effectiveness. Finally, the book looks at questions over the effectiveness of health promotion – the debate about the relationship between evidence, impact, and outcomes.

Schools and Health

Author: Committee on Comprehensive School Health Programs in Grades K-12
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309054355
Release Date: 1997-11-25
Genre: Education

Schools and Health is a readable and well-organized book on comprehensive school health programs (CSHPs) for children in grades K-12. The book explores the needs of today's students and how those needs can be met through CSHP design and development. The committee provides broad recommendations for CSHPs, with suggestions and guidelines for national, state, and local actions. The volume examines how communities can become involved, explores models for CSHPs, and identifies elements of successful programs. Topics include: The history of and precedents for health programs in schools. The state of the art in physical education, health education, health services, mental health and pupil services, and nutrition and food services. Policies, finances, and other elements of CSHP infrastructure. Research and evaluation challenges. Schools and Health will be important to policymakers in health and education, school administrators, school physicians and nurses, health educators, social scientists, child advocates, teachers, and parents.

Case Studies in Global School Health Promotion

Author: Cheryl Vince Whitman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387922695
Release Date: 2009-04-29
Genre: Medical

A growing body of research identifies strong links between children’s health, social and educational outcomes; it also notes the reciprocal benefits of access to quality education on individual and family health status. In response to these findings, the World Health Organization developed the concept of the Health-Promoting School (HPS), a living catalyst for healthy lives, and for positive changes that students can take home and into the community. Case Studies in Global School Health Promotion provides readers with a theoretical and research base needed to understand the methods used in communities all over the world to put this captivating concept in place. Case examples from over two dozen countries (representing urban and rural areas in developing and developed nations) outline the strategies taken to implement HPS programs in individual schools, municipalities, and nations. For each program, case study authors explain the problems they tackled, their motivation and supports to respond creatively; and the barriers they faced. In the cases, authors describe the capacities and infrastructure they created and mechanisms for cooperation; as well as the personnel, financial, and time requirements involved. Case studies were drawn from the following regions: Africa The Americas Europe Eastern Mediterranean South and Southeast Asia Western Pacific. Case Studies in Global School Health Promotion offers a world of insights, ideas, and guidance to those addressing social determinants of health at this formative stage, including: education and health policy makers; professionals and administrators; and researchers in national governments, universities, local schools, community, non-governmental organizations and civil society. The material provides interesting and useful information to those dedicated to these issues within WHO, FRESH Partners and other United Nations agencies. It is also an instructive text for graduate students in public health, education, allied health professions and social sciences.

Legal Issues in School Health Services

Author: Nadine Schwab
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595358137
Release Date: 2005-07
Genre: Education

Legal Issues in School Health Services offers a legal resource never before available for education and health professionals, and their legal advisors. All professionals involved in the development, implementation, and evaluation of school health services will find this an exceptional tool. This book addresses the spirit and letter of the laws, the related standards, the conflict between them, and how they affect the delivery of school health services in regular and special education. Special attention is given to pertinent issues for school administrators, school attorneys, and school nurses, in order to foster school practices that are safe and effective. Designed as a guide and reference work, this book is written by 15 highly-credentialed nurses, attorneys, and educators and offers detailed discussions of the legal challenges that exist in the 21st century. KEY FEATURES School nursing practice, standards, and performance issues Risk management strategies for school administrators, school boards, and attorneys Multi-disciplinary approaches in ethico-legal problem solving Collaborative approaches in promoting student learning and success Financial, special education, record confidentiality, and future genetic challenges In-depth legal references, citations, and research, plus a comprehensive glossary and table of federal statutes and regulations

Schools for Health and Sustainability

Author: Venka Simovska
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789401791717
Release Date: 2014-10-03
Genre: Medical

Schools are unique places. They pay a central role in the formation of young people. The importance of how young people are educated and how they are encouraged to live and learn cannot be underestimated. This book advocates for the fostering of agency not only amongst school personnel but also amongst younger generations for health and sustainability. It provides the reader with a new lens with which to discover health promoting schools and education for sustainable development. It invites the reader to look more deeply into both and to accompany the authors on a journey of discovery of the real potential for each to enhance the practice of schooling.

Health Education Creating Strategies for School and Community Health

Author: Glen Gordon Gilbert
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449698553
Release Date: 2014-05-07
Genre: Education

Discover the Tools You Need to Become Proficient in Conducting Health Education Programs -- Inside and Outside the Classroom! The skills necessary to plan and deliver effective health education programs are fundamentally the same in the classroom, workplace, hospital, and community settings. The Fourth Edition of Health Education: Creating Strategies for School and Community Health assists health educators in making appropriate program planning decision based on the needs of their clients and the educational settings. The authors encourage the systematic development of sound presentation methods and illustrate the evolving state of health education.

Comprehensive School Health Education

Author: Linda Meeks
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 0078028515
Release Date: 2012-03-12
Genre: Health & Fitness

The most widely used college health education text and teacher resource book, Comprehensive School Health Education provides everything needed to teach health in grades K-12. This text prepares teachers to design and implement a curriculum that integrates the 2007 National Health Education Standards (NHES), the six categories of risk behavior identified by the CDC, and the ten content areas of school health. Included are Totally Awesome Teaching StrategiesTM, reproducible Teaching Masters, and a Curriculum Guide, all keyed to the NHES at age-appropriate grade levels. With more than 120 teaching strategies to use as lesson plans, Comprehensive School Health Education offers teachers and future teachers a dynamic and empowering approach to teaching health skills and promoting lifelong healthy behaviors in their students.

Skills Based Health Education

Author: Mary Connolly
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9780763773663
Release Date: 2011-01-06
Genre: Education

Skills - Based Health Education provides pre-service and practicing teachers with the pedagogical foundation and tools to develop a comprehensive PreK-12 health education program using the National Health Education Standards. Rather than solely focusing on teaching content, an approach which can prove ineffective in developing healthy behaviors, readers learn to teach the content and skills their students need to be healthy and prepared for the 21st century. The book addresses each one of the national standards with specific directions regarding how to apply the standard, and performance indicators to plan and implement performance tasks that target instruction to a student need. Readers are shown how to establish student need, select content and skill performance indicators to meet the need, and plan and implement assessment and instruction. PowerPoint Presentations and a TestBank are available as free Instructor Downloads. Companion Website includes Flashcards, Glossary, and Web Links. An electronic supplement containing important teaching tools from the text including rubrics, worksheets, and appendices is available with every new text at no additional cost! Simply redeem the 10-digit code to access your ExpressPDF course materials.

Health Education in Context An International Perspective on Health Education in Schools and Local Communities

Author: Neil Taylor
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789460918766
Release Date: 2012-09-07
Genre: Education

This book presents an international perspective on health education and specifically the influence that context has on this aspect of education. The focus includes both formal and non-formal health education and the factors that impact upon its effectiveness, particularly in non-Western and non-English-speaking contexts (i.e., outside the UK, USA, Australia, NZ, etc.). An important feature of the book is that it draws upon the experiences and research of local experts, representing the perspectives of an extremely diverse cohort across the world (22 countries and 2 regions in total). The book addresses topics such as: the development and implementation of health education in different countries; the influence of political, cultural, societal or religious mores; governmental or ministerial drives; economic or other pressures driving curriculum reform; and the influence of external assessment regimes on health education. By embedding discussions of health education in local contexts and representing a diversity of perspectives on this important topic this book highlights both barriers and enablers to improving health education across the globe.

The Implementation of Health Promoting Schools

Author: Oddrun Samdal
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136317026
Release Date: 2012-11-27
Genre: Education

Developing a ‘healthy school’ has been a key aim for many schools across the globe, yet achieving successful implementation and sustaining the positive benefits has proven to be challenging. In this much-needed text, the contributors draw upon their wide range of international expertise and experience to demonstrate how guidelines can best be implemented by building upon scientific knowledge of ‘implementation theory’, as well as empirically-based practice from health-promoting school initiatives. The Implementation of Health Promoting Schools articulates an evidence base for implementation that is centred on eight theorised implementation components, each of which is designed to help practitioners to utilise theory-based guidelines within the school as an organisational setting. This approach differs from more traditional implementation guidelines for pre-packaged programs, which are often only focused on providing guidance to an individual teacher in a classroom. Needs for further research to confirm and add to the identified components are also addressed. With contributions from leading experts around the world, this book is structured around three main sections: Part One: addresses the theory base for implementation of health promoting schools Part Two: provides examples through case studies Part Three: identifies directions for future developments. Authoritative, research-based and supported by examples from concrete practices in schools and governmental bodies at local and national level, this text provides guidance that is vital for future advancement of the field, and is essential reading for teachers, educational professionals and policy makers. It will also appeal to researchers, academics and undergraduate and postgraduate students studying whole school health practice and research.

Behavior Theory in Health Promotion Practice and Research

Author: Bruce Simons-Morton
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449659110
Release Date: 2011-09-16
Genre: Education

Grounded in public health practice, this text offers a comprehensive study of the health behavior theories that are the foundation of all health education and promotion programs. Your students will come away with a clear understanding of essential relationships between human behavior and health, as well as the practical application of theory and approaches to health promotion research and practice. Designed for graduates or upper level undergraduates, the book maintains a consistent, single voice and offers many examples throughout. Contents: Section I. Theory in Context: 1.Health Behavior in the Context of Public Health 2.A Social Ecological Perspective 3.Theories of Motivation and Behavior: A Brief History and Contemporary Perspectives Section II. Cognitive and Social Theories of Motivation and Behavior 4.Expectancy Value Models 5.Operant Conditioning, Self-Regulation, and Social Cognitive Theory 6.Social Influence Theory: The Effects of Social Factors on Health Behavior 7.Diffusion of Innovations Theory Section III. Behavior Change Theories 8.Learning, Teaching, and Counseling 9.Self-Determination Theory and Motivational Interviewing 10.Stage Models 11.Health Communication and Social Marketing 12.Communities and Health Promotion

Promoting Cardiovascular Health in the Developing World

Author: Committee on Preventing the Global Epidemic of Cardiovascular Disease: Meeting the Challenges in Developing Countries
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309147743
Release Date: 2010-06-29
Genre: Medical

Cardiovascular disease (CVD), once thought to be confined primarily to industrialized nations, has emerged as a major health threat in developing countries. Cardiovascular disease now accounts for nearly 30 percent of deaths in low and middle income countries each year, and is accompanied by significant economic repercussions. Yet most governments, global health institutions, and development agencies have largely overlooked CVD as they have invested in health in developing countries. Recognizing the gap between the compelling evidence of the global CVD burden and the investment needed to prevent and control CVD, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) turned to the IOM for advice on how to catalyze change. In this report, the IOM recommends that the NHLBI, development agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and governments work toward two essential goals: creating environments that promote heart healthy lifestyle choices and help reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and building public health infrastructure and health systems with the capacity to implement programs that will effectively detect and reduce risk and manage CVD. To meet these goals, the IOM recommends several steps, including improving cooperation and collaboration; implementing effective and feasible strategies; and informing efforts through research and health surveillance. Without better efforts to promote cardiovascular health, global health as a whole will be undermined.