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Chapter 2: History of Child Health and School Health Programs: Background and Current Roles of School Health Programs

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History of Child Health and School Health Programs: Background and Current Roles of School Health Programs
History of child health and school health programs: Background and current roles of school health programs

Concern with child health is not a new idea. This chapter will begin with documentation that creating a role for schools in improving the health of children is also not a new idea, although the direct provision of services for all types of care for children in a school setting is a newer approach. The role that schools can play in the health of children is great because, from age 5 or 6 on, children spend a large proportion of their waking hours in a school setting. Schools can have an influence on health ...

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