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August 2, 1941


Author Affiliations

Director of Physical Education and Health Education, Board of Education HARTFORD, CONN.

JAMA. 1941;117(5):342-344. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820310014006

The term "school health policies" refers to the procedures that schools establish for protecting and promoting the health of school children. As physicians, regardless of the type of medical work in which we are engaged, we are concerned with these policies. If we are in private practice we are concerned because the children with whom the school is dealing are our patients. If we are in public health we are concerned because of needed coordination between school health education and public health activities, as well as because some communities place responsibilities for many school health activities on departments of health. Our interest in school health policies is particularly keen if we happen to be members of boards of education or are employed by boards of education as school medical advisors. If the former, we have the responsibility of deciding on policies for school health activities, and, if the latter, we