Case Studies in Global School Health Promotion

From Research to Practice

  • Carmen E. Aldinger
  • Cheryl Vince Whitman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction and Overview of Findings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Cheryl Vince Whitman, Carmen Aldinger
      Pages 3-17
    3. Cheryl Vince Whitman
      Pages 19-33
    4. Cheryl Vince Whitman, Carmen Aldinger
      Pages 35-82
  3. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 84-84
    2. W. Onyango-Ouma, D. Lang’o, B. B. Jensen
      Pages 85-95
    3. Odete Moises Cossa
      Pages 97-104
    4. Olusola Odujinrin
      Pages 105-114
    5. Bruce Damons, Sean Abrahams
      Pages 115-126
    6. Patricia Warner
      Pages 127-132
    7. Sergio Meresman, Avamar Pantoja, Carlos da Silva
      Pages 133-142
    8. Carol MacDougall, Yvette Laforêt-Fliesser
      Pages 143-157
    9. Sergio Meresman, Anyoli Sanabria
      Pages 159-169
    10. USA
      Laurie Bechhofer, Barbara Flis, Kyle Guerrant, Kimberly Kovalchick
      Pages 171-186
    11. Sergio Meresman
      Pages 187-193
    12. Peter Paulus
      Pages 195-203
    13. Ian Young, Ardita Tahirukaj
      Pages 205-212
    14. Barbara Woynarowska, Maria Sokolowska
      Pages 213-224
    15. Ian Young, Anne Lee
      Pages 225-238
    16. Mariam AlMulla AlHarmasAlHajeri, Lulwa Abd Al Aziz Al Thukair, Nayara Sarhan
      Pages 239-249
    17. Ali Jaffer Mohamed, Sahar Abdou Helmi
      Pages 251-264
    18. Mariam Al Matroushi
      Pages 265-281
    19. Carmen Aldinger
      Pages 283-296
    20. Albert Lee
      Pages 297-314
    21. Gourdas Choudhuri, Uday Chand Ghoshal, Elton D’Souza
      Pages 315-326
    22. Ly Foung, S. Phoungkham, P. Khatthanaphone
      Pages 327-335
    23. Sheila R Bonito, Lurenda S S Westergaard, Raman Velayudhan
      Pages 337-348
    24. Rose Vaithinathan, Cheong-Lim Lee Yee, Wong Mun Loke, Kelly Leow
      Pages 349-364
    25. Bui Phuong Nga, Le Thi Kim Dung, Le Thi Thu Hien, Bernie Marshall, Nguyen Hung Lon, Nguyen Huy Nga et al.
      Pages 365-376
    26. Danielle Maloney
      Pages 377-385
    27. Debi Futter
      Pages 387-393
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 395-404

About this book


Case Studies in Global School Health Promotion

Cheryl Vince Whitman and Carmen Aldinger


A growing body of research identifies strong links between children’s health, social and educational outcomes; it also notes the reciprocal benefits of access to quality education on individual and family health status. In response to these findings, the World Health Organization developed the concept of the Health-Promoting School (HPS), a living catalyst for healthy lives, and for positive changes that students can take home and into the community. Case Studies in Global School Health Promotion provides readers with a theoretical and research base needed to understand the methods used in communities all over the world to put this captivating concept in place.

Case examples from over two dozen countries (representing urban and rural areas in developing and developed nations) outline the strategies taken to implement HPS programs in individual schools, municipalities, and nations. For each program, case study authors explain the problems they tackled, their motivation and supports to respond creatively; and the barriers they faced. In the cases, authors describe the capacities and infrastructure they created and mechanisms for cooperation; as well as the personnel, financial, and time requirements involved. Case studies were drawn from the following regions:

    • Africa
    • The Americas
    • Europe
    • Eastern Mediterranean
    • South and Southeast Asia
    • Western Pacific

Case Studies in Global School Health Promotion offers a world of insights, ideas, and guidance to those addressing social determinants of health at this formative stage, including: education and health policy makers; professionals and administrators; and researchers in national governments, universities, local schools, community, non-governmental organizations and civil society. The material provides interesting and useful information to those dedicated to these issues within WHO, FRESH (Focus Resources on Effective School Health) Partners and other United Nations agencies. It is also an instructive text for graduate students in public health, education, allied health professions and social sciences.


Public Health WHO World Health Organization child health and development health-promoting schools quality school interventions

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