Medical
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Initiative Description: Conduct biometric screenings for employees: Screen school staff for cardiovascular risk factors (e.g., smoking, physical activity, fat consumption) by conducting health risk assessments

Study Results: Increased physical activity levels, and increased notion that teachers have a role in promoting heart-healthy behaviors to students.

Reference: O’Loughlin, J., Renaud, L., Paradis, G., & Meshefedjian, G. (1996). Screening school personnel for cardiovascular disease risk factors: Short-term impact on behavior and perceived role as promoters of heart health. Preventive Medicine, 25, 660-667.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good