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Weiler Robert M., Pigg, jr. R.Morgan & McDermott Robert J. (2003). « Evaluation of the Florida Coordinated School Health Program Pilot Schools Project ». Journal of School Health, vol. 73, n° 1, p. 3–8. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
DOI: 10.1111/j.1746-1561.2003.tb06551.x
BibTeX citation key: Weiler2003
Categories: General
Keywords: approche globale en promotion de la santé
Creators: McDermott, Pigg, jr., Weiler
Collection: Journal of School Health
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The Florida Department of Education, with CDC funding, designed the Florida Coordinated School Health Program Pilot Schools Project (PSP) to encourage innovative approaches to promote coordinated school health programs (CSHP) in Florida schools. Each of eight pilot schools received $15,000 in project funding, three years of technical assistance including on-site and off-site assistance, a project office resource center, mailings of resource materials, needs assessment and evaluation assistance, and three PSP Summer Institutes. Project evaluators created a context evaluation, approaching each school independently as a “case study” to measure the school's progress in meeting goals established at baseline. Data were collected using the How Healthy is Your School? needs assessment instrument, a School Health Portfolio constructed by each school team, a Pilot Schools Project Team Member Survey instrument, midcourse team interviews, final team interviews, and performance indicator data obtained from pilot and control schools. The PSP posed two fundamental questions: “Can financial resources, professional training, and technical assistance enable individual schools to create and sustain a coordinated school health program?” and “What outcomes reasonably can one expect from a coordinated school health program, assuming programs receive adequate support over time?” First, activities at the eight schools confirmed that a coordinated school health programs can be established and sustained. Program strength and sustainability depend on long-term resources, qualified personnel, and administrative support. Second, though coordinated school health programs may improve school performance indicators, the PSP yielded insufficient evidence to support that belief. Future projects should include robust measurement and evaluation designs, thereby producing conclusive evidence about the influence of a coordinated school health program on such outcomes.
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