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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150709
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Collaborative Health Promotion in an Elementary School Community
Abstract:
Collaborative Health Promotion in an Elementary School Community
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Whitson, Norvetta
P.I. Institution Name:Bellarmine University
Title:Clinical Nursing Faculty
[Research Presentation] A metropolitan public school system has chosen academics as their priority, and as a result of budget constraints, have not hired school nurses for many years. Since the school nurse is frequently the initiator of health promotion/disease prevention activities, the school health promotions coordinator sought other methods for meeting their health promotion needs. Nursing clinical faculty, the school health promotions coordinator and the family resource coordinator established preliminary programming to combat obesity in the children, as part of a community clinical for nursing students. The process evolved into a collaboration that included: Undergraduate nursing students from a local university, Sigma Theta Tau, Lambda Psi Chapter, School staff, PTA, Registered Dietician, area businesses, and a Kentucky Action for Healthy Kids Grant. Health promotion activities were designed to address the entire school community, including staff, teachers, and parents. To date seven activities, including nutrition education and exercise sessions have been provided. Implications to nursing practice: For students to perform academically they must be healthy. In order to activate positive health behaviors among children, the entire school community must be involved. In an environment without school nurses, school systems can identify partners and work collaboratively to provide useful health promotion activity. Without collaboration, the program would not have been successful.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCollaborative Health Promotion in an Elementary School Communityen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150709-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Collaborative Health Promotion in an Elementary School Community</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Whitson, Norvetta</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Bellarmine University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Nursing Faculty</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">nwhitson@bellarmine.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] A metropolitan public school system has chosen academics as their priority, and as a result of budget constraints, have not hired school nurses for many years. Since the school nurse is frequently the initiator of health promotion/disease prevention activities, the school health promotions coordinator sought other methods for meeting their health promotion needs. Nursing clinical faculty, the school health promotions coordinator and the family resource coordinator established preliminary programming to combat obesity in the children, as part of a community clinical for nursing students. The process evolved into a collaboration that included: Undergraduate nursing students from a local university, Sigma Theta Tau, Lambda Psi Chapter, School staff, PTA, Registered Dietician, area businesses, and a Kentucky Action for Healthy Kids Grant. Health promotion activities were designed to address the entire school community, including staff, teachers, and parents. To date seven activities, including nutrition education and exercise sessions have been provided. Implications to nursing practice: For students to perform academically they must be healthy. In order to activate positive health behaviors among children, the entire school community must be involved. In an environment without school nurses, school systems can identify partners and work collaboratively to provide useful health promotion activity. Without collaboration, the program would not have been successful.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:40:42Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:40:42Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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