CDC Review of School Laws and Policies Concerning Child and Adolescent
Laws and policies are important tools that can be used to improve the
health and safety of children and adolescents in schools. Education and
public health leaders can use specific laws and policies to promote
programs and strategies that foster an environment in which children and
adolescents can thrive and learn.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention�s (CDC) Division of
Adolescent and School Health (DASH) and Public Health Law Program engaged legal
scholars and researchers at the Centers for Law and the Public�s Health: A
Collaborative at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities to review the use
of law as a tool for improving and protecting the health and safety of
children, adolescents, and staff in public elementary and secondary schools.
The culmination of the project is the report �A CDC Review of
School Laws and Policies Concerning Child and Adolescent Health.� Using the
Coordinated School Health Program (CSHP) model as a framework, the report gives
educators and public health professionals new access to information on laws
and policies important to the health of children and adolescents in schools.
It is intended to help practitioners and policymakers in public health and
education at the federal, state, and local levels enhance their knowledge of
relevant laws and policies.
The full report was published in the February 2008 issue of the the
American School Health Association's Journal of
School Health. To access the full report, see "A CDC Review of
School Laws and Policies Concerning Child and Adolescent Health."*
Suggested Citation: Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, the Centers for Law and the Public�s Health: A
Collaborative at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities. A CDC review of
school laws and policies concerning child and adolescent health. Journal
of School Health. 2008;78(2):69�127.
See also the executive summary "A CDC
Review of School Laws and Policies Concerning Child and Adolescent Health [pdf
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