publication . Article . 2005

Development of a collaborative model to improve school health promotion in the Netherlands

Mariken T. W. Leurs; Herman P. Schaalma; Maria W. J. Jansen; Ingrid M. Mur-Veeman; Lawrence H. St. Leger; Nanne de Vries;
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  • Published: 29 Mar 2005
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
In recent decades, school health promotion programs have been developing into whole-school health approaches. This has been accompanied by a greater understanding among health promoters of the core-business of schools, namely education, and how health promotion objectives can be integrated into this task. Evidence of the positive impact of school health promotion on health risk behavior of students is increasing. This article focuses on the processes and initial results of developing a collaborative model tailored for whole-school health in the Netherlands, named schoolBeat. The Dutch situation is characterized by fragmentation, a variety of health and welfare g...
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Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Health(social science), Quality management, HRHIS, Health education, Health policy, Needs assessment, Nursing, Health promotion, Collaborative model, Comprehensive school, Medicine, business.industry, business
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