Health 340 - Comprehensive (Coordinated) School Health Programs
Fall 2002 - Block 2

Instructor:  Larry A. Papenfuss, Ph.D., CHES
Office:  223 Outreach Center
Phone:  299-4440
E-Mail:   papenfus@cord
Office Hours:  MWF 10:45-11:45, 1:30-2:30   TTh 10:45-12:45, 2:45-4:45 and by appointment
 * Note: It is best to make an appointment ahead of time.  My committee work and supervision of student teachers sometimes takes me off campus during my office hours.

Academic Integrity:   Honesty and integrity are important values in this learning community and are expected in this course.  Violations of this policy (e.g. cheating or plagiarism) will result minimally, in failure of the exam or assignment and report to the Academic Dean’s Office, and maximally, in failure of the course.

Course Description:  An overview of the school’s role in the healthy development of youth including:  health instruction, health services, school environment, physical education, nutrition and food services, counseling and personal support, school/parent/community partnerships, and school site health promotion.

Required Texts:
1.  Health Is Academic by Marx, Wooley and Northrup, Teachers College Press, ISBN 0-8077-3713-5
2.  Community Health Promotion:  Ideas that Work by Kreuter, et. al., Jones & Bartlett, ISBN 0-7637-0408-3

Attendance:  Attendance is expected.  Failure to attend class may result in the lowering of your grade and/or an Academic Performance Referral.  You are expected to notify the instructor concerning excused absences that you know in advance will occur.

Course Competencies:  Upon completing H 340, the student will be able to:
1.   describe the need for Comprehensive School Health Programs (CSHP) MN A1-A4
2.   list and describe the eight components of CSHP  MN B3
3.   identify characteristics of good programs in each of the eight components MN B3
4.   conduct a needs assessment of CSHP  MN C4
5.   define Comprehensive School Health Education  MN B3
6.   analyze the MN model for School Health Instruction and teacher licensure in health MN B3
7.   discuss the rationale for the formation of a health advisory committee MN F2, H6
8.   write a sample letter of recruitment to potential advisory committee members MN H6
9.   use morbidity, mortality and behavioral risk data to determine student needs MN C1, 4, 5
10.   conduct a parent and student survey to determine student/program needs MN C4, H9
11.   analyze behavioral & educational research to determine student needs MN C1, C4
12.   use a nominal group process to prioritize program needs  MN C4
13.   complete a report for a local school consisting of executive summary reports of:
          a.) What is Comprehensive (Coordinated) School Health?;  b.) Why is there a need
          for CHSP?;  c.)  Results of Student Surveys;  d.)  Results of Parent Surveys; and
          e.) Results of the Assessments on each of the 8 Components of CSHP  MN B3, C1, 2, 4, 5, H9

Course Requirements:

1.  Sample Advisory Committee Recruitment Letter     10 pts.
You have been given the responsibility of forming an advisory committee for the target school.  Identify at least five individuals as potential candidates for this committee (see Worksheet #9, p. 110).  For each potential member, list their name, title and/or position, and special insights or expertise that they would bring to the committee.  Type a sample recruitment letter using the criteria under #6 on p 73 of the text.
CHES Resp. 2:  A, MN H6, Dept. #3

2.  Health Risk Data Analysis        20 pts.
You are to type a 2-3 page executive summary of the health risks for this population (elementary K-5, middle 6-9, high 10-12, or college).  After reading Ch. 2 - From Information to Insight in the Kreuter text and reviewing relevant data sources, you are to answer three questions:  1.)  How do mortality, morbidity and behavioral risks for Minnesota, Clay County or Moorhead differ from national data?  2.)  Which problems seem most relevant to target for this age group and why?  3.)  Which problem would you target to have the greatest impact on the most people?  Identifying what you think are the most relevant concerns will require some analysis on your part and should be verified with the data you discover.  Relevant data sources include:

CHES #1 A-C, MN C4, C5, Dept. #1, 3

3.  Quizzes           60 pts.
Three 20 point reading quizzes covering material from Health Is Academic will be given.  Quizzes are a combination of Multiple Choice and Short Answer questions.
Study Guide #1 - Chapters 1-4
Study Guide #2 - Chapters 5-8
Study Guide #3 - Chapters 9-11 AND MN links

4.  Performance Evaluation of Service Learning Project         20 pts.
You will be assessed on your level of involvement in working with the Moorhead Junior High Service Learning project. Using input from Jo Larson, you will be evaluated on several criteria.  These criteria will be shared in class.

5.  School Component Resources    30 pts.
Your will become an expert on one component of Comprehensive (Coordinated) School Health Programs (CSHP) through reading and research.  You will share the results of your research with the class on the assigned date (see tentative schedule).  Your research should culminate in a PowerPoint presentation in which you will include:
1.  A definition of this component
2.  What makes for a quality program in this component?
3.  What resources (research articles and web sources) would be important for a school trying to understand this component and/or make changes to improve this component?  Include copies of at least two important resource articles and descriptions of at least three web resources.
4.  A list of 5-10 sample questions for assessing this component in a k-12 setting.
5.  3-5 ideas for how most schools could work to make this component more comprehensive or coordinated.
6.  Print a handout of your PowerPoint presentation for each member of the class.
Relevant sources of info:  Kane text, the MN DCFL & MDH Starter Kit (on reserve in the library), ETR Comprehensive School Health Challenge (on reserve in the library), CDC description -
CDC Division of Adolescent and School Health - and professional journal articles.
CHES #3A-C, 7C, MN A3, C1,C5, Dept. #1, 3 & 4 (teaching)

6.  Final Exam       30 pts.

Some resources:

School Health Index Questions

1.  Comprehensive School Health Education
2.  Family and Community Involvement
3.  Healthy School Environment
4.  Physical Education

5.  School Counseling, Psychological, and Social Services
6.  School Health Services
7.  School Nutrition Services 8.  School-Site Health Promotion for Staff

170 Points Possible