Community Health Test #3

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Schools have immeasurable potential for affecting
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the health of children, their families, and the health of the community
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Coordinated School Health Programs are
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not implemented the same way in each school district in the U.S.
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Primary role of the school nurse is not
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coordinating the various components of the Coordinated School Health Program
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The ideal school health advisory council would include
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representation from a wide variety of school personnel, community members, and community health agencies
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On an average day teachers spend
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more waking hours with school aged children than parents
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School health policies
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include laws, mandates, regulations, standards, resolutions, and guidelines to provide a foundation for school district practices and procedures.
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All school districts
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are not required to have at least one full time school nurse or school health coordinator
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Health and Success in school are
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interrelated
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School Health Policies and Practices Study
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a national survey conducted by a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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School health services
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services provided by the school health workers to appraise, protect, and promote the health of students
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Physical environment
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indoor quality, lighting, playgrounds, and school bus safety
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Psychosocial environment
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portion of the school environment that encompasses attitudes, feelings, and values of students and staff
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Controversial topics are a
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leading challenge to the implementation of a school health curriculum
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Components of the Coordinated School Health Program
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physical education, nutrition services, health promotion for staff
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School Health Advisory Council
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provides coordination of the various components of the Coordinated School Health Program
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School Nurses
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provide direct health care to students and staff, screening and referral for health conditions, and promote health
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Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004
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made numerous resources available to help schools develop policies
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Priority health content for a school health curriculum includes
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healthy eating mental and emotional health tobacco personal health and wellness
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Barriers to school health education
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lack of time in the school year/day
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The primary responsibility for the health of school aged children lies with
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their parents/guardians
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School based health centers are found in
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the school building
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Most school based health centers operating today are in
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urban areas
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Because of the low priority given to health in many school districts, much of the health education is provided by
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individuals other than health education specialists
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The general public has become more aware of violence in school because of
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the number of high profile incidents of violence in schools across the country
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A common topic of controversy in school health education is
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suicide
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Adults are categorized as those ages
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25-64
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The most productive years of people’s lives
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10-64
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The percentage of children younger than 18 living in a single parents family has been
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increasing ever since 1965
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Over the last several decades, the death rate for adolescents
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has significantly decreased
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Young adult males have higher
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mortality rates than young adult females
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Nearly half of all new STD cases are acquired by the
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15-24 year old population
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Statistics indicate that the more education a person has
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the less likely he or she is to use tobacco
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2 Factors affecting community health in regards to health problems of young adults are
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community organizing and physical factors
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Adolescents and young adults are classified as those ages
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10-24
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The disease that cause considerable morbidity in adolescents and young adults are
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STDs
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The racial group most likely to report cigarette usage and smokeless tobacco use in high-school
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white americans
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Monitoring the Future is
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a current data source available regarding health behaviors of a broad participant age range
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The best single behavioral change Americans can make to reduce morbidity and mortality is to
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stop smoking
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Protective Factors
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individual or environmental characteristics, conditions or behaviors that reduce the effects of stressful life events
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Suicide rates for adolescents and young adults have
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increased significantly over the last 50 years

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