5216.0: Wednesday, November 15, 2000 - 2:45 PM

Abstract #2853

Health and education: Working together for youth

Meg Small, PhD, Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave, Federal Building 6, Washington, DC 20202, 202-285-2855, meg_small@ed.gov and Mary Sue Lancaster, RN, MA, CHES, Division of Adolescent and School Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy, NE, MS K-31, Atlanta, GA 30341, 770-488-3083, msl0@cdc.gov.

In recent years, the U.S. Department of Education's Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program (SDFS) has increased its collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) and the Division of Violence Prevention. Beginning in 1997, a DASH staff person was placed within the SDFS program to help coordinate substance use and violence prevention activities with coordinated school health activities, which includes jointly funded research, staff development, and program integration.

During this interactive session, participants will learn about joint activities and funding opportunities from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Education. Upcoming research and program initiatives, as well as the Federal Interagency Committee on School Health will be discussed. For instance, presenters will discuss how interagency collaboration strengthened the Violent Deaths at School Study, the Safe Schools/Healthy Students initaitive and the School Health Finance Database. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide suggestions to improve collaboration at the Federal level.

Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to: 1. Describe collaborative activities between the U.S. Department of Education and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2. Identify ways in which collaboration at the Federal level may enhance their coordinated school health programs. 3. Provide suggestions for improving Federal collaboration

Keywords: School Health, Collaboration

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: U.S. Department of Education Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA