Literature Review

Initiative Description: Literature review of school-based interventions targeting multiple adolescent behaviors simultaneously.

Study Results: An intervention should be integrated in pre-existent school settings, fine-tuned to its target population or environment, involve family and the community, and be led by the school itself, with there being a “healthy school coordinator” to coordinate the program.

Reference: Busch, V., Josephus de Leeuw, J.B., de Harder, A., & Schrijvers, A.J.P. (2013). Changing multiple adolescent health behaviors through school-based interventions: A review of the literature. Journal of School Health, 83(7), 514-523.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good