Journal of School Health

Cover image for Vol. 84 Issue 8

Edited By: Robert J. McDermott

Impact Factor: 1.495

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 9/34 (Education Scientific Disciplines); 27/219 (Education & Educational Research); 49/83 (Health Care Sciences & Services); 84/161 (Public Environmental & Occupational Health)

Online ISSN: 1746-1561

Society Information

The American School Health Association unites the many professionals working in schools who are committed to safeguarding the health of school-aged children. The Association is a multidisciplinary organization of administrators, counselors, health educators, physical educators, psychologists, school health coordinators, school nurses, school physicians, and social workers. Its mission is to protect and promote the health and well-being of children and youth through coordinated school health programs as a foundation for school success.  

ASHA has more than 2,000 members in 56 countries. More than one-half the members practice in K-12 schools or advise and oversee health education or health services programs in schools or state agencies charged with managing school health programs.

The American School Health Association was founded as the American Association of School Physicians on October 27, 1927, by 325 physicians at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association in Cincinnati. The charter members represented 29 states and Canada. The first president was William A. Howe, M.D., Buffalo, N.Y.

Interest in the Association grew so rapidly that in 1936, the American Association of School Physicians opened its membership to all professionals interested in promoting school health. The organization officially became the American School Health Association.

For more information about ASHA, as well as member benefits, please visit their website.