Use of Resources for Health Promoting Schools in Rural Nova Scotia
In this paper, we provide a comprehensive description of the resources with a health promoting school (HPS) program involving a rural Canadian school board.
Accounting information was reviewed to identify HPS revenues and expenses (2013-2014 school year). Incremental HPS-related costs per student for HPS and non-HPS schools were determined from societal and governmental perspectives.
Total median costs were $31,597 for HPS schools ($197.50/student) and $21,067 per non-HPS schools ($152.46/student). Total incremental cost for HPS per student was $42 from societal and $26 from the governmental perspectives. In schools with HPS, the largest resource contributions came from school-based fundraising and volunteering.
The costs of HPS are modest and public funding is relatively low compared to community contributions.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Faculty of Education and Department of Child and Youth Study, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax NS, Canada 2: Faculty of Health Professions, Healthy Populations Institute, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada 3: School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada 4: Tri-County Regional School Board, Yarmouth, NS, Canada 5: Departments of Pediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
Publication date: July 1, 2018
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