A CDC Review of School Laws and Policies Concerning Child and Adolescent Health

Journal of School Health, Vol. 78, pp. 69-128, 2008

Wayne State University Law School Research Paper No. 09-13

75 Pages Posted: 19 Jun 2009

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James G. Hodge

Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Lance Gable

Wayne State University Law School

Julie Mair

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abstract

Laws and policies are important tools that can be used to improve the health and safety of children and adolescents in schools. Legal and policy tools may help refine schools’ role in protecting the health of children and adolescents in school environments, motivating them to choose healthy behaviors through policies that encourage improved health and safety, and safeguarding them from multifarious health threats. This report systematically reviews a wide range of relevant legal authorities pertinent to schools that may help shape the health of children and adolescents. It discusses in detail eight areas: 1) health education; 2) physical education; 3) health services; 4) nutrition services; 5) mental health and social services; 6) healthy and safe school environment; 7) health promotion for staff; and 8) family and community involvement. The report provides an overview of the legal and policy landscape and should encourage readers to consider the potential for law and policy to contribute to students’ health and safety.

Suggested Citation

Hodge, James G. and Gable, Lance and Mair, Julie, A CDC Review of School Laws and Policies Concerning Child and Adolescent Health. Journal of School Health, Vol. 78, pp. 69-128, 2008; Wayne State University Law School Research Paper No. 09-13. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1421888

James G. Hodge

Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ( email )

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
111 E. Taylor Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004-4467
United States
480-727-8576 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://https://law.asu.edu/degree-programs/public-health-law-policy

Lance Gable (Contact Author)

Wayne State University Law School ( email )

471 Palmer
Detroit, MI 48202
United States

Julie Mair

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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