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Readings

Textbook

Health is Academic: a Guide to Coordinated School Health Programs.  Marx and Wooley, eds. (1998). 


Topic Readings
1 Course Overview & Expectations

Relationship Between Schools & Health

McKenzie, F.D., & Richmond, J.B.  (1998). Linking health and learning:  An overview of coordinated school health programs.  In E. Marx & S.F. Wooley (Eds.).  Health is academic:  A guide to coordinated school health programs. New York:  Teachers College Press. (Chapter 1, pp. 1-14).

Basch, C. Healthier Students are Better Learners: A Missing Link in School Reforms to Close the Achievement Gap. Equity Matters: Research Review No. 6. 2010. (required reading pp 1-11, pp 62-77; optional reading pp 12-61)

Lear JG. (2006) Children's health and children's schools: A collaborative approach to strengthening children's well-being. In JG Lear, SL Isaacs, and JR Knickman (Eds.) School health services and programs. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. (Chapter 1: pp. 1-38) 

Murray NG, Low BJ, Hollis C, Cross AW, Davis SM. Coordinated school health programs and academic achievement: A systematic review of the literature. J Sch Health. 2007;77:589-600.

Freudenberg N, Ruglis J. Reframing school dropout as a public health issue. Prev Chronic Dis 2007;4(4). Accessed March 18, 2009.

Pick one (1) of the following:

  • How Schools Work and How to Work with Schools. National Association of State Boards of Education. 2003.
  • How Health Departments Work and How to Work with Health Departments. National Association of Chronic Disease Directors.

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2 The School Context

Legal Issues in School Health

Fetro, J.V. (1998). Implementing coordinated school health programs in local schools. In E. Marx & S.F. Wooley (Eds.).  Health is academic:  A guide to coordinated school health programs. New York:  Teachers College Press. (Chapter 2, pp. 15-42).

Hess, F. School Boards at the Dawn of the 21st Century: Conditions and Challenges of District Governance: A report prepared for the National School Boards Association. 2002. (required reading Executive Summary on pp 3-5; optional reading pp 6-41)

St. Leger, L. Schools, health literacy, and public health: Possibilities and challenges. Health Promotion International. 2001; 16 (2): 197-205.

Costante CC.  School Health Nursing Services Role in Education: The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The Journal of School Nursing: Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 142-147.

Special Legal Issue: A CDC Review of School Laws and Policies Concerning Child and Adolescent Health. J Sch Health (2008); 78(2)

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3 History & Development of School Health

The Coordinated School Health Model

Kann L, Brener ND, Wechsler H. Overview and summary: School Health Policies and Programs Study 2006. J Sch Health. 2007; 77: 385-397.

Lohrmann D. A complementary ecological model of the coordinated school health program. J Sch Health. 2010; 80(1): 1-9.

Pick one (1) of the following:

Veselak, KE. Historical Steps in the Development of the Modern School Health Program.  J  Sch Health. 2001; 71(8): 369-372

Kort M.  The delivery of primary health care in American public schools. J Sch Health, 1984, Vol. 54(11): 453-457.

Sedlack MW and Schlossman S. The public school and social services: Reassessing the progressive legacy. Educational Theory. Fall 1985, Vol. 35(4): 37111-383.

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4 Health Services: School Health Nursing Duncan, P. & Igoe, J.B. (1998).  School health services. In E. Marx & S.F. Wooley (Eds.).  Health is academic:  A guide to coordinated school health programs (pp. 169-194). New York:  Teachers College Press.

Costante CC. School health nursing: framework for the future, part 1. J Sch Nurs. 2001; 17 (1): 3-11

Optional Reading:

Maughan E. The Impact of School Nursing on School Performance: A Research Synthesis. The Journal of School Nursing: Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 163-171

Praeger S, Zimmerman, B. State Regulations of School Nursing Practice. Journal of School Nursing. 2009; 25(6).

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Maryland State Department of Education.  Division of Student and School Services.

National Association of School Nurses: Position Papers

National Association of School Nurses: Issue Briefs

5 Site Visit 1: School Health Suite No assigned reading
6 Health Services: School-Based Health Centers Lear, J. Health At School: A hidden health care system emerges from the shadows. Health Affairs 2007; 26 (2): 409-419.

Allison MA, Crane LA, Beaty BL, Davidson AJ,  Melinkovich P, Kempe A. School-Based Health Centers: Improving Access and Quality of Care for Low-Income Adolescents. Pediatrics 2007;120;e887-e894; originally published online Sept. 10, 2007

Geierstanger SP, Amaral G. School-Based Health Centers and Academic Performance: What is the Intersection? April 2004 Meeting Proceedings. White Paper. Washington, DC: National Assembly on School-Based Health Care; 2005

Webber MP, Carpiniello KE, Oruwariye T, Lo Y, Burton WB, Appel DK. Burden of asthma in inner-city elementary school-children: Do school-based health centers make a difference? Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2003; 157: 125-129

Optional Reading:

Gustafson EM. History and overview of school-based health centeres in the US. Nurs Clin North Am. 2005 Dec;40(4):595-606, vii

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7 Site Visit 2: School-Based Health Centers No assigned reading
8 Health Education Lohrman, D.K., & Wooley, S.F. (1998). Comprehensive school health education. In E. Marx & S.F. Wooley (Eds.).  Health is academic:  A guide to coordinated school health programs (pp. 43-66). New York:  Teachers College Press.

Health Education Fact Sheet. Results from the School Health Policies and Programs Study 2006.  CDC.

National Health Education Standards

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Optional Readings:

  • Benham-Deal T & Hudson N. Are Health Educators in Denial or Facing Reality? Demonstrating Effectiveness Within a School Accountability System. American Journal of Health Education. 2006; 37 (3); 154-158
  • Patty W. Evaluating Health Education Outcomes. J Sch Health. 2001; 71(8); 414-416
  • Marx E, Hudson N, Deal T, Pateman B, & Middleton K. Promoting Literacy Through the health Education Assessment Project. J Sch Health. 2007; 77(4); 157-163
  • Verhoven M, Gunnarson V, & Carcillo S. Education and Health in G7 Countries: Achieving Better Outcomes with less Spending. International Monetary Fund - Working Paper. 2007.
9 Nutrition

School Wellness Policies

Caldwell, D. Nestle, M., & Rogers, W. (1998). School nutrition services. In E. Marx & S.F. Wooley (Eds.).  Health is academic:  A guide to coordinated school health programs (pp. 195-223). New York:  Teachers College Press.

Nutrition Services Fact Sheet. Results from the School Health Policies and Programs Study 2006. CDC.

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.  The National School Lunch Program - Background and Development.

Pick one (1) of the following:

Florence M, Asbridge M, Veugelers P. Diet Quality and Academic Performance. J Sch Health. 2008; 78(4): 209-215

Taras H. Nutrition and Student Performance at School.  J Sch Health. 2005;75(6):199-213

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10 Site Visit Presentations No assigned reading
11 Physical Education Pate RR, O'Neill JR. Summary of the American Heart Association Scientific Statement:
Promoting Physical Activity in Children and Youth: A Leadership Role for Schools.  Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 2008; Vol. 23, No. 1, pp 44-49

Physical Education Fact Sheet. Results from the School Health Policies and Programs Study 2006.  CDC.

Pick one (1) of the following:

Bailey R. Physical Education and Sport in Schools: A Review of Benefits and Outcomes. J Sch Health. 2006;76(8):397-401

Chomitz, V, Slining M, McGowan R, Mitchell S, Dawson G & Hacker K. Is there a relationship between physical fitness and academic achievement? Positive results from public school children in the northeastern United States. J Sch Health. 2009; 79(1): 30-37.

Taras, H. Physical activity and student performance at school. J Sch Health. 2005;75 (6):214-218

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12 Counseling & Psychological Services Weist MD, Rubin M, Moore E, Adelsheim S, Wrobel G. Mental healthscreening in schools. J Sch Health. 2007; 77: 53-58.

Stephan SH, Weist MD, Kataoka S, Adelsheim S, Mills C. Transformation of children's mental health services: The role of school mental health. Psychiatric Services. 2007; 58:1330�1338

Mental Health and Social Services Fact Sheet. Results from the School Health Policies and Programs Study 2006. CDC.

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13 Health School Environment Geller RJ, Rubin IL, Nodvin JT, Teague WG, Frumkin H. Safe and Healthy School Environments. Pediatr Clin N Am.  54 (2007) 351-373

Jones SE, Fisher CJ, Greene BZ, Hertz MF, Pritzl J.  Healthy and safe school environment, Part I: Results from the School Health Policies and Programs Study 2006. J Sch Health. 2007 Oct;77(8):522-43.

Physical School Environment Fact Sheet. Results from the School Health Policies and Programs Study 2006. CDC.

US Environmental Protection Agency. Indoor Air Quality Tools-for-Schools.

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14 Family & Community Partnerships Carlyon, P., Carlyon, W. & McCarthy, A.R. (1998) Family and community involvement in school health.  In E. Marx & S.F. Wooley (Eds.).  Health is academic:  A guide to coordinated school health programs (pp. 67-95). New York:  Teachers College Press.

Family and Community Involvement Fact Sheet. Results from the School Health Policies and Programs Study 2006. CDC.

Epstein's Six Types of Parent Involvement. California Parent Center, San Diego State University Research Foundation.

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15 Staff Wellness Pick one (1) of the following:

  • Allegrante, J.P. (1998). School-site health promotion for staff. In E. Marx & S.F. Wooley (Eds.).  Health is academic:  A guide to coordinated school health programs (pp. 224-243). New York:  Teachers College Press.
  • Kolbe LJ, Tirozzi GN, Marx E, Bobbitt-Cooke M, Riedel S, Jones J, & Schmoyer M. Health programmes for school employees: improving quality of life, health and productivity. Promotion & Education. 2005; 12: 157-161.
16 Research in Schools

Evaluation of School Health Programs

General

  • Befort C,  Lynch R, James RL, Carroll SL, Nollen N, Davis A. Perceived Barriers and Benefits to Research Participation Among School Administrators. J Sch Health. 2008; 78 (11): 581-586
  • Cupp PK, Zimmerman RS, Massey CS, Howell JR, Swan R. Using community ties to facilitate school-based prevention research. Health Promot Pract.  2006; 7; 459-66.
  • Pulcini J, Sheetz A, DeSisto M. Establishing a practice-based research network: Lessons from the Massachusetts experience. J Sch Health. 2008; 78 (3)172-174.
  • Pitt Barnes S, Torrens A, George V, McCormack Brown K. The use of portfolios in coordinated school health programs: benefits and challenges to implementation. J Sch Health. 2007; 77: 171-179
  • Soronen LE. Surveying Students About Controversial Subjects. J Sch Health. 2007; 77 (2): 92-97

Methodology

  • Cameron R, Manske S, Brown KS, Jolin MA,  Murnaghan D, Lovato C. Integrating Public Health Policy, Practice, Evaluation, Surveillance, and Research: The School Health Action Planning and Evaluation System.  Am J Public Health. 2007; 97(4): 648-654
  • Chartier M, Vander Stoep  A,  McCauley E, Herting JR, Tracy M, Lymp J.  Passive Versus Active Parental Permission: Implications for the Ability of School-Based Depression Screening to Reach Youth at Risk. J Sch Health 2008; 78 (3)157-164
  • Ji P,  DuBois DL,  Flay BR,  Brechling V. "Congratulations, You Have Been Randomized Into the Control Group!(?)": Issues to Consider When Recruiting Schools for Matched-Pair Randomized Control Trials of Prevention Programs  J  Sch Health 2008; 78 (3)131-139
  • Claudio L, Stingone JA.  Improving Sampling and Response Rates in Children's Health Research Through Participatory Methods.  J Sch Health 2008; 78 (8): 445-451

Application

  • Hackbarth D, Gall GB. Evaluation of school based health center programs and services: the whys and hows of demonstrating program effectiveness.  Nursing Clin North Am. 2005 Dec; 40 (4): 711-24.
  • Moonie  S,  Sterling DA,  Figgs LW, Castro M. The Relationship Between School Absence, Academic Performance, and Asthma Status. J  School Health. 2008; 78 (3)140-148

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