Health promotion of faculty and staff: the school nurse's role.J Sch Nurs. 2008 Aug; 24(4):183-9.JS
Health promotion of school faculty and staff is an important part of a coordinated school health program. The lack of evaluation of health promotion programs and inconsistent results highlighting the efficacy and benefits of programs adds to employers' perceptions of inconsistent benefits. More studies evaluating effectiveness and development of standards for health promotion programs must be conducted. The steps essential to a successful health promotion program are assessment of the target population's needs, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the health promotion program. School nurses are one of many groups who must be involved in the development of health promotion programs for school faculty and staff. Collaboration with other school personnel, administration, and community resources is essential to the success of a health promotion program.