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  1. Promoting health in schools: from evidence to action

    This document complements the recommendations to establish and sustain health promotion in schools set out in the Guidelines to Promote Health in Schools document. It is an advocacy document for the health and education sectors to undertake school health promotion activities based on the evidence of effectiveness. The document provides succinct evidence-based arguments to support the need for school health promotion and advocates for a whole school (Health Promoting Schools) approach to strategically plan and implement school health initiatives. …

  2. Achieving health promoting schools: Guidelines for promoting health in schools

    A considerable body of evidence has emerged in the last twenty years to inform governments, schools, non-government organisations (NGO’s), teachers, parents and students about effective school health programmes. School programmes that are integrated, holistic and strategic are more likely to produce better health and education outcomes than those which are mainly information-based and implemented only in the classroom. These Guidelines for Promoting Health in Schools identify the basic principles and components of this approach. …

  3. Monitoring and evaluation guidance for school health part one: Eight core indicators to support FRESH

    At the World Education Forum in Dakar in 2000, international agencies agreed on a common framework for school health – FRESH (Focusing Resources on Effective School Health). Despite the huge growth in the implementation of FRESH at country- and project-level, no internationally agreed guidance on how to monitor and evaluate school health programs exist. …

  4. Health promotion, schools and community: the labyrinth of implementation. Observations and lessons from the Ibero-American experience

    This publication focuses on how to successfully promote health through schools in Latin American countries and the typical stages involved in transforming practices and policies. Schools and communities in the region have learned a great deal about how to work in situations of complexity, crisis and emergencies, often with limited resources and in uncertain politico-institutional contexts. These examples from Latin America show what every day people in schools and communities can do to improve the human condition. …

  5. Focusing resources on effective school health: a FRESH start to enhancing the quality and equity of education

    The booklet describes the foundation and reasoning behind the partnership of Focus Resources on Effective School Health (FRESH). It explains the basic components of a school health programme and provides rationales to foster effective partnerships between education and health sectors, teachers and health workers, school and community groups, pupils and persons responsible for school health programme.

  6. School health education to prevent AIDS and STD; a resource package for curriculum planners: handbook for curriculum planners

    This handbook on school health education and the prevention of HIV/AIDS and other STDs is the first in a series of three documents designed for educational planners, educators and learners. Based on a participative methodology, this handbook discusses the main steps in curriculum planning. It also covers aspects of teacher training.

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