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This book is the first full-length in-depth treatment of settings as a focal point for planning, organizing and implementing health promotion. The concept of ‘setting’ is fundamental to theory and practice in health promotion. Internationally renowned authors describe the state-of-the-art in the theory and practice of health promotion in settings such as the home, school, workplace, community, and state and offer insightful commentaries on each other’s work.
Chapter 3: The School as a Setting for Health Promotion
The School as a Setting for Health Promotion
School-aged youths are frequently considered to be among the healthiest of all Americans, with nearly the lowest mortality rate of all age groups (Coiro, Zill, & Bloom, 1994). Their morbidity rates for chronic medical and psychiatric disorders are low compared with the adult population (Gans, 1990). A closer ...