This book is the first volume in the ""Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) Health Promotion Book Series"". The current book is written for health education, community health, school health, allied health, public health and medical professionals and students working in schools, community, business, government and health care settings: health promotion practitioners. How organizations promote the health of their primary stakeholders using coordinated health programs (CHP) is what this book is about. CHP's were first proposed in the 1980's to address many of the health-related problems of today's children and young people. They were intended to take advantage of the pivotal position of schools in reaching children and families by combining - in an integrated, systemic manner - health education, health promotion and disease prevention, and access to health-related services at the school site. The roots of CHPs can be traced to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Coordinated School Health Programs. Today CHP's are used in schools, community settings, colleges, universities, government and business settings. The book examines CHPs by drawing on the expertise of individuals working in the different sites to determine if CHPs improve health, educational, and work outcomes for individuals and to reduce overall health care costs by emphasizing prevention and easy access to care. The book provides worksite specific information on health education theory and evidence-based practices. The worksite based format provides a practical approach to how to plan, implement and manage coordinated evidence-based health education, programs and services across organizations and worksites.
Chapter 1: Linking Health and Performance - An Overview of Health Promoting Organizations.; Chapter 2: Designing and Planning Health Promoting Organizations.; Chapter 3: Schools (CDC - Comprehensive School Health Programs).; Chapter 4: Universities and colleges (American Network of Health Promoting Universities -AHC project).; Chapter 5: Worksites (Employee Assistance Programs).; Chapter 6: Government.; Chapter 7: Healthcare and Medical Settings.; Chapter 8: Community Based Organizations.; Chapter 9: National Voluntary and Professional Organizations.; Chapter 10: Future Directions for Health Promoting Organizations.