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. 59, No. 8, October

An Earthquake Preparedness Plan at Webster Elementary School
An Earthquake Preparedness Plan at Webster Elementary School Living and working in California offers many advantages. However, in recent years the word "earthquake" has become a familiar word in households in California. While all citizens are encouraged...
Asbestos Exposure in Schools
Asbestos Exposure in Schools The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that friable asbestos-containing building materials (ACBM), which can be crumbled by hand pressure, are present in about 35% of U.S. public and private schools,...
Black and White Adolescents' Perceptions of Their Weight
Black and White Adolescents' Perceptions of Their Weight ABSTRACT: Black and white adolescents' perceptions of their weight were examined in this study. A 22-item questionnaire on weight perceptions and weight control was administered to 341 adolescents...
Changing Roles and Challenges for Teachers of Students with Diabetes
Changing Roles and Challenges for Teachers of Students with Diabetes ABSTRACT: With insulin dependent diabetes mellitus as one of the most common chronic conditions adversely affecting the health of children, it is likely that teachers will at...
Enhancing Children's Participation in Physical Activity
Enhancing Children's Participation in Physical Activity ABSTRACT: The school's role in enhancing children's participation in physical activity, particularly activities considered vigorous, is examined in this article. Children often elect not ...
HIV Infections and AIDS in Africa and the Third World
HIV Infection and AIDS in Africa and the Third World Unless interventions decrease its spread, AIDS could undermine decades of progress in health and economics in Third World countries. Many Third World governments lack the equipment and funds necessary...
Reorganization of the American School Health Association: Beginning Anew a Continuing Heritage
Reorganization of the American School Health Association: Beginning Anew a Continuing Heritage At the close of the 1989 Convention in Chicago, the governing structure of the American School Health Association changed. This basic change renewed the...
Risk of Pregnancy and Dropping out of School among Special Education Adolescents
Risk of Pregnancy and Dropping Out of School Among Special Education Adolescents ABSTRACT: This study examined the temporal relationship between dropping out of school and teen-age pregnancy, and whether or not teens in special education programs...
The School Nurse Achievement Program in New Hampshire
The School Nurse Achievement Program in New Hampshire Eight years ago, a school nurse in a New Hampshire public school sent a child with spina bifida home to be catheterized claiming the nurse had no time to assist the student. In fact, the nurse...