American Journal of Health Education

American Journal of Health Education is a journal covering health education. Since it was founded in 1968 it is printed six times a year by American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance.Subjects for American Journal of Health Education include: Physical Education and Athletics; Health and Healthcare; Health and Fitness.

Articles from Vol. 41, No. 3, May-June

Changing Health Behavior in Youth
This paper is reformatted and reprinted as part of the 40th anniversary of the American Journal of Health Education (formerly School Health Review) Health Education--Our Heritage series. The original paper appeared in Volume 1 (September 1969, pp....
Changing Health Behavior in Youth: Plus 40 Years
Everyone who lived through the 1960s sees it through his or her own distinct prism. The conventional view is that it was a time mainly of flower children and angry protesters, of black power and militant feminism. (1) The 1960s were a time when the...
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Attitudes and Use among Health Educators in the United States
ABSTRACT Background: Interest in and use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the United States is increasing. However, CAM remains an area of nascency for researchers and western practitioners. Purpose: The purpose of this study was...
Drug Testing in Schools: A Brief Review and Analysis of Recent Events
ABSTRACT Random drug testing (RSDT) in schools is a controversial topic. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that RSDT is constitutional for certain groups of students. Moreover, funding has been made available for schools to implement RSDT programs...
Impact of Poison Prevention Education on the Knowledge and Behaviors of Seniors
ABSTRACT Background: Unintentional poisoning is an important public health issue that exacts a heavy toll on our nation's seniors. However, relatively few empirical studies have examined the efficacy of poison prevention education programs on this...
Strategies for Playground Injury Prevention: An Overview of a Playground Project
ABSTRACT Preventing injuries to children, especially debilitating and life threatening, requires an awareness of where these types of injuries occur during the school days. This review examines falls from playground equipment, events that have been...
Teaching Health Literacy Using Popular Television Programming: A Qualitative Pilot Study
ABSTRACT Background: Teaching of health and medical concepts in the K-12 curriculum may help improve health literacy. Purpose: The purpose of this project was to determine acceptability and preliminary efficacy of pilot implementation of a health...
The Impact of Professional Development to Infuse Health and Reading in Elementary Schools
ABSTRACT Background: Elementary classroom teachers must overcome a number of instructional barriers, including time constraints and professional preparation, if they are to deliver effective health education and enhance health literacy among youth....