At the level of the profession itself, codes document the standards according to which the profession can be held accountable for the conduct of its members. Further, because society relegates control for many of the professions to the professional organizations themselves, the professions have developed codes to provide the basis of self-regulation Soskolne
This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Abstract Establishing healthy habits in youth can help prevent many chronic health problems later in life that are attributable to unhealthy eating, sedentary lifestyle, and overweight. For this reason, many public health professionals are interested in working with school systems to reach children in school settings.
However, a lack of familiarity with how schools operate can be a substantial impediment to developing effective partnerships with schools. We describe lessons learned from three successful school health promotion programs that were developed and disseminated through collaborations between public health professionals, academic institutions, and school personnel.
Important features of these school health programs include 1 identification of staff and resources required for program implementation and dissemination; 2 involvement of stakeholders e. The authors provide advice based on lessons learned from these programs to those who wish to work with young people in schools.
Introduction Schools can play a crucial role in improving the health of children and, thus, the adults they will become.
Children and adolescents generally attend school 5 days per week throughout most of the calendar year. Schools in the United States are located in communities of every socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic group.
In addition to academic skills, students also learn cultural expectations and social norms that strongly influence health behaviors 1. During childhood and adolescence, habits emerge that influence and reinforce physical activity, eating, and tobacco-use behaviors. These health behaviors can affect development of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes, which are now the major causes of premature death and disability in the United States and the Western world 2.
Public health professionals are interested in school-based programs that can provide a foundation for lifelong healthy behaviors and thereby significantly reduce the burden of preventable chronic diseases for both individuals and society.
Thus, there is a largely unmet need for effective school-based programs that promote healthy behaviors among youth. For public health officials who have embraced the concept of evidence-based practice 5it is imperative that programs be rigorously evaluated.
Collaboration between the public health and education sectors is essential to ensure that effective programs are available and meet the needs of youths, teachers, and school administrators.
Creating public health partnerships with schools is challenging for many reasons, including the numerous academic and nonacademic demands placed on schools. In addition, school programs often lack sufficient funds, are subject to political vicissitudes, exist in complex bureaucracies that foster fragmentation, and vary across localities 6.
Despite these problems public health and education sectors have worked together successfully on programs that can serve as examples to guide and encourage future collaborative efforts.
The Division of Adolescent and School Health at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC funds collaborations between state education and health agencies to promote coordination of school health programs. CDC's Prevention Research Centers PRCs engage public health organizations, academic institutions, and communities in partnerships to develop, test, and disseminate programs to improve health outcomes.
To be considered effective, these programs must undergo systematic measurement and analysis using solid research methods and study designs. In some cases a PRC participates in the development and testing of new programs; in other cases a PRC participates by studying how to disseminate programs already shown to be effective.
This paper explores three effective school-based programs promoted by PRCs and highlights common features and lessons learned for public health practitioners and researchers who wish to partner with schools. CATCH involves classroom and physical education teachers, school food service personnel, and families of students.
Input from school administrators, teachers, food service employees, and parents played an important role in program development to ensure the program would be compatible with the needs of the people who would implement it. From throughresearchers funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute conducted a 3-year randomized controlled trial evaluating the program in California, Louisiana, Minnesota, and Texas.
The evaluation involved ethnically and racially diverse groups of students from 96 elementary schools 7. Classroom teachers use a prepared, age-appropriate curriculum to teach about physical activity and healthy eating. Students in regular classes practice new skills designed to improve their physical activity and eating behaviors.
School cafeterias serve healthy, low-fat foods that have been tested for their appeal to elementary students. Students receiving the CATCH intervention in grades three through five maintained a diet considerably lower in total fat and saturated fat and participated in more vigorous physical activities in grades six through eight than did students in control groups 8.
These findings reinforced the expectation that participation in the CATCH program could contribute to better cardiovascular health as students mature. Brown, oral communication, June Factors that influenced the extent of dissemination and adoption included the attributes of the interventions, characteristics of the adopter, types of decisions required to implement the program, channels of communication, social context of the system into which the innovation is introduced, and the efforts of change agents.
The CATCH dissemination team developed strategies to reach the maximum number of school opinion leaders, teachers, and administrators in Texas. By mid, more than elementary schools in Texas had purchased the CATCH program, and more thanstudents had potentially been exposed to the program.
Results of mailed surveys to these schools indicated a high level of program implementation and fidelity Issues around role boundaries Effectively managing boundaries in youth peer support programs requires giving adequate attention to the issue of role management.
A role boundary is a clear definition of the duties, rights and limitations of facilitators, volunteers and program participants.
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Peer Review Scope of Work - 3 -. Mar 15, · Introduction. Schools can play a crucial role in improving the health of children and, thus, the adults they will become. Children and adolescents generally attend school 5 days per week throughout most of the calendar year.
Economic theory suggests peer pressure may give rise to social spillover effects in absenteeism through local effort norms (Kandel and Lazear, ). Identifying such peer effects empirically is challenging however, as coworkers tend to be similar to each other at the outset.