SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness
Blueprints Program Rating: Promising
A health promotion program that highlights the positive image benefits of an active lifestyle to reduce the use of alcohol, tobacco and drug use by high school students in addition to improving their overall physical health.
Since SPORT is implemented by the training of existing staff at high schools, community groups and clinics, it is likely that the minimal cost would be absorbed by the implementing institutions as part of staff training. Therefore, most of the funding options commonly considered would not be relevant.
Allocating State or Local General Funds
Public schools would implement SPORT from existing training funds for their student health facilities.
Foundation Grants and Public-Private Partnerships
Private schools could consider funds from donors to pay for the initial SPORT training. PTA groups might also be approached for funding.
All information comes from the responses to a questionnaire submitted by the developer of SPORT, Dr. Chudley Werch, Ph.D., to Blueprints.