The SDHE project was shaped by results of the Primary School Drug Education project (PSDE).
As indicated by the identified factors, the SDHE provided an integrated approach to health/drug education in schools.
In 1989, stage one of the SDHE was piloted in South Australia, Queensland, and Victoria.
After extensive consultation between the South Australia SDHE coordinator, personnel from the Ministry of Education in Western Australia and the School Health Unit, Health Dept.
One major objective of the SDHE involved conducting professional development for health teachers.
Evaluators concluded that, while the school environment showed signs of change as a result of SDHE, the teaching of health education in the classroom did not change.
One project objective involved attracting additional funds to enable SDHE to continue, since national funding for the project was only available for one year.
Several recommendations from this evaluation relate to the evolution of SDHE WA to the West Australian School Health Project.