5084.0 Health Literacy

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 8:30 AM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) has been developing resources related to the relationship between student health and academic achievement. The presenter will provide an overview of these resources including the results of an analysis of the association between characteristics of school health programs and standardized educational outcomes, fact sheets providing both tabular and graphic representations of significant associations between health-risk behaviors and academic grades, and a new CDC webpage on student health and academic achievement. The session is also intended to elicit participants' suggestions and recommendations about future CDC projects related to student health and academic achievement.
Session Objectives: Describe at least 3 of CDCís activities related to student health and academic achievement. Identify at least 2 resources that would help educators and school administrators promote health as a means to improving academic achievement.
Larry K. Olsen, DrPH, CHES

8:30 AM
What does health have to do with academic achievement?
Howell Wechsler, EdD, MPH and Carolyn Fisher, EdD
9:10 AM
Healthy Times: Promoting health literacy through student-written newspapers
Marian Uhlman, BA, Nancy Erickson, MSN, MaED, Moriah Zimmerman, MPH, Karen Fortuna, MSW and Allison Karpyn, PhD
9:25 AM
El Paso Health Literacy Project in School Districts
Souraya Hajjar, MPH and Paula Mitchell, EdD

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Organized by: School Health Education and Services
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)