TITLE

WORKING TOGETHER FOR SCHOOL HEALTH: A SUCCESSFUL UNIVERSITY-SCHOOL SYSTEM PARTNERSHIP

AUTHOR(S)
Geiger, Brian F.; Petri, Cynthia J.; Winnail, Scott D.; Whiting, Mary; Threadgill, Sheryl; Conner, Renee; Mason, J. Walter
PUB. DATE
June 1999
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;1999, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p122
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Abstract: The problem of enteric infections and diarrheal illness led to a university-school system partnership. This paper describes the lessons learned when planning and implementing a needs assessment in a rural, southern, impoverished, and predominantly African American school system. The importance of gaining the trust and support of gate keepers and opinion leaders within the county school system is emphasized through specific examples. Steps outlined in this paper will aid others wishing to develop school-based interventions with poor, rural, minority communities. The intent of the authors is to renew the commitment of others to establish truly collaborative partnerships to initiate community-wide health enhancing initiatives.
ACCESSION #
4341989

 

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