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Coordinated School Health Programs and Academic Achievement:

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dominick laporte

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Transcript of Coordinated School Health Programs and Academic Achievement:

Health and Academic Achievement
Education = health and quality of life
Education causes health
Success in school determines social and occupational status in adulthood
Research Methodology
Six Health Researchers:
Social and Behavioral Science
Health Promotion
Education Searched Elements
Research and Data
Based on outcomes from evaluated subjects:
Academic outcomes
Performance on standardized tests
Grades ranged from K-12th grade level
Asthmatic children
Control of asthmatic problems
Participation within physical education classes
Some of the results could not be controlled (Randomized controlled trials)
Results mainly came from quasi-experimental studies and longitudinal measurements
Coordinated School Health Programs and Academic Achievement: A Systematic Review of the Literature
Coordinated School Health Program

Methodology Used
Key Words
Evidence supports education predicts quality of life and lifelong health
CSHP has shown improvement of academic outcomes
8 domains:
Health education
Health services
Physical education
Food services
School environment
Staff health promotion
Parental involvement
Physical education increase improved reading scores on the Metropolitan Achievement Test
By: Julia Almeida, Dominick LaPorte
Alexander Cleary, Louise O'neill, Olivia Creonte
Poor School Performnce
Health-compromising behaviors
Physical, mental, and emotional problems
Poor nutrition
Substance abuse
Sedentary behavior
School Factors
Enhance academic accomplishment
No Child Left Behind Act (Federal Level)
Funding and other laws (State Level)
Curriculum, talented personnel, maintaining facilities w/limited resources, raising funds through local bon elections (Local Level)
Coordinated School Health Program (CSHP)
Provide policies, activities, services in organized matter
Promotes the health of school students and staff
Systematic review is used to improve decision making in health and education
Overall provides information to help identify and summarize evidence that CSHP is factor of a child's future
CSHP Programs

Health Services
Counseling/Social Services
Health Promotion For Staff
Parent/Family/Community Involvement
Healthy School Environment
Physical Education
Health education
Dependent Variables
Students' class grades and GPA
Attendance and tardiness
Homework performance and study skills

Independent Variables CSHP Measured
Health education
School health services
Family and community involvement
School environment and policy
Origin of Data
Health database with many dates from 1980
Medical and health related database
The Combined Health Information Database (CHID)
National Academic Press
Extraction of data:
The intervention being studied
The context in which the study was done
The evaluation design
Study quality

Key Points
Academic Achievement
Higher test scores
Outcome of education
Health programming able to demonstrate impact upon academic performance
Education is a big predictor of lifelong health and quality of life

Key Points Ctd:
Coordinated School Health
Strategy for improving students' health and learning in schools
Health education and promotion
School health services
Family and community involvement
School environment and policy
Key Facts Ctd:
Asthma Management
Learning how to manage this condition throughout your daily living
Controlled condition

Physical Education
Educational course related to physique of the human body
Helps the school system promote healthy living
Asthma Self Management Program
Health education
Physical education
Parental involvement
Data showed:
Increase of academic grades for low-income minority children
Higher grades in science
lower absences due to asthma related illnesses
Project SPARK
Physical educational program
Significant gains:
losses of language
No difference in math and standardized testing
Important note:
P.E. administered 75 minutes a day where as 30 minutes a day
Did not impair standardized testing with increase of time devoted
Food/Nutrition Provision
Offering breakfast at school:
6 Massachusetts schools showed higher scores in:
Social studies
GPA boost
Higher standardized tests
Decrease in tardiness and absences
Also impacted at higher rates with low-income students and minorities predominately African American and Latino American students
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