|Date:||Feb 27, 2015|
|Author(s):||Sam Magavern, Jessica Bauer-Walker, Renee Cadzow|
|Topic(s):||Education: Health and Wellness, Health: General, Health: School Health and Wellness|
This policy brief on coordinate school health for the Buffalo Public Schools was prepared by Renee Cadzow, PhD, D’Youville College, Department of Health Services Administration and Co-Director of the Center for Research of Physical Activity , Sport and Health (CRPASH); Jessica Bauer-Walker, Executive Director, Community Health Worker Network of Buffalo; and Sam Magavern, Co-Director, Partnership for the Public Good. (February 2015)
Acknowledgements: Liese Ness, Community Coalition Coordinator, Erie County Department of Health
Because children and adolescents spend a significant portion of their time in school, schools are responsible for establishing an environment that addresses physical, emotional, social, and environmental factors related to health and well-being that affect learning. Adopting a coordinated approach to meet students’ needs in a holistic way will position students for lifetime health and academic success.