An Innovative Approach to Providing Health Education at an Early Learning Center

2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149863
Type:
Presentation
Title:
An Innovative Approach to Providing Health Education at an Early Learning Center
Abstract:
An Innovative Approach to Providing Health Education at an Early Learning Center
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Sheer, Barbara, DNSC, FNPC, PNP, FAANP
P.I. Institution Name:University of Delaware
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Kathleen Riley-Lawless, PhD, APRN, BC
Clinical session ? An innovative approach to providing health education at an Early Learning Center. In an effort to promote the Healthy People 2010 objectives, faculty and graduate students developed an innovative collaborative approach for early childhood health education. A university early learning center opened as a model multidisciplinary teaching learning center for children and university students. The goal of nursing was to promote health education among children and their families. To meet this goal a Health Resource Center was developed to provide health information, programs and services based on the needs of the families and center staff. The resource center solicited existing materials from local and national organizations. The collaboration led to offering established programs. To test the value of the programs help was sought from early childhood development specialists to develop an effective tool for program evaluation. To further the health information dissemination a monthly newsletter was distributed to all families and staff of the early learning center. The topics are related to health issues and healthy lifestyle pertinent to the month. Distribution of the newsletter was expanded to other preschools. A website and phone line was established for the university community to ask questions related to health. The site served as a clinical experience for undergraduate and graduate students offering programs in conjunction with community agencies. Graduate students are collaborating with other university departments to pursue multidisciplinary approaches to issues impacting health. At the end of each semester, evaluations are conducted and the information used to continue to fulfill the mission. The programs have been so successful that the website development was funded by a state education grant. This presentation focuses on the growing collaboration between the community, the university departments and the nursing faculty and students. The potential for continued expansion and collaborative partners is unlimited.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAn Innovative Approach to Providing Health Education at an Early Learning Centeren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149863-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">An Innovative Approach to Providing Health Education at an Early Learning Center</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sheer, Barbara, DNSC, FNPC, PNP, FAANP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Delaware</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sheer@udel.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Kathleen Riley-Lawless, PhD, APRN, BC</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Clinical session ? An innovative approach to providing health education at an Early Learning Center. In an effort to promote the Healthy People 2010 objectives, faculty and graduate students developed an innovative collaborative approach for early childhood health education. A university early learning center opened as a model multidisciplinary teaching learning center for children and university students. The goal of nursing was to promote health education among children and their families. To meet this goal a Health Resource Center was developed to provide health information, programs and services based on the needs of the families and center staff. The resource center solicited existing materials from local and national organizations. The collaboration led to offering established programs. To test the value of the programs help was sought from early childhood development specialists to develop an effective tool for program evaluation. To further the health information dissemination a monthly newsletter was distributed to all families and staff of the early learning center. The topics are related to health issues and healthy lifestyle pertinent to the month. Distribution of the newsletter was expanded to other preschools. A website and phone line was established for the university community to ask questions related to health. The site served as a clinical experience for undergraduate and graduate students offering programs in conjunction with community agencies. Graduate students are collaborating with other university departments to pursue multidisciplinary approaches to issues impacting health. At the end of each semester, evaluations are conducted and the information used to continue to fulfill the mission. The programs have been so successful that the website development was funded by a state education grant. This presentation focuses on the growing collaboration between the community, the university departments and the nursing faculty and students. The potential for continued expansion and collaborative partners is unlimited.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:11:09Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:11:09Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
All Items in this repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.