Schools, climate change and health promotion: a vital alliance

Boon, Helen, Brown, Lawrence, Clark, Brenton, Pagliano, Paul, Tsey, Komla, and Usher, Kim (2011) Schools, climate change and health promotion: a vital alliance. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 22 (Special Issue). S68-S71.

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Through an ongoing project, we have been reviewing the literature addressing school planning for climate change related ecological disruptions and disasters, particularly for the special needs of children with disabilities. We have also examined related state education department policies from across Australia. Our preliminary results suggest scant attention has been paid either by researchers or educational policy makers to the needs of children with disabilities and their caregivers in response to climate change induced disaster scenarios. Here, we advocate for better preparedness among institutions serving children with disabilities to support their health in the context of climate change, and describe how health promotion principles can be brought to bear on this issue.

Item ID: 19267
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1036-1073
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2012 04:39
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified @ 40%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111712 Health Promotion @ 60%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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