Journal of School Health

Founded in 1930, the Journal of School Health is published and owned by the American School Health Association. The journal has a circulation of approximately 5,000 readers and provides information on health promotion in school settings. It is a journal published monthly (except in June and July). The Editor of the journal is Morgan R. Pigg, Jr. Kristin McCarthy is the Advertising Coordinator.

Articles from Vol. 71, No. 4, April

A Seven-Year Follow-Up Comparing Attendees and Nonattendees at a Statewide, School Employee Wellness Conference
A coordinated school health program focuses on improving the health and environment for school personnel, students, and the community. One component of a coordinated school health program is the employee health promotion program.[1] Statewide health...
Developing a Comprehensive School Suicide Prevention Program
Suicide currently ranks as the third-leading cause of death among 15-to-24 year-olds, exceeded only by injuries and homicides.[1] In 1997, the year with the most current mortality statistics, the suicide rate among this age group was 11.4 per 100,000....
Differences by Gender and Sexual Experience in Adolescent Sexual Behavior: Implications for Education and HIV Prevention
The prevalence of sexual activity, pregnancy, and STDs among US adolescents has caused some alarm. Researchers have described outcomes associated with adolescent sexual behavior in terms varying from "a public problem[1]" to a "near epidemic.[2]" Fear,...
Enhancing Teacher Health Literacy in School Health Promotion: A Vision for the New Millennium
Preservice school health education may be delivered in a variety of ways, with varying emphases on biological, behavioral, and pedagogical concepts. Teachers and other health professionals must be prepared to address the complex social, developmental,...
Evaluating Potential Health Risks in Relocatable Classrooms
During periods of emergency need, California schools used 50,000 relocatable or "portable classrooms in 1996 to provide temporary school buildings.[1] This emergency use of portable classrooms ended with passage of Class Size Reduction Legislation...
Preparing for Controversy: Developing Rules for the Health Classroom
Topic Comprehensive health instruction includes a variety of potentially controversial topics such as sexual orientation, birth control, dating, and substance use. Development of classroom rules is essential for establishing a safe and open health...
Recent Trends in Participation in Physical Education among US High School Students
Regular physical activity enhances health and reduces the risk for all-cause mortality and the development of many chronic diseases among adults.[1-4] Although children and adolescents are generally more active than adults, participation in physical...