The health promoting school: from idea to action

  • Alan Beattie


The concept of the health promoting school concerns the school as a total environment, beyond the teaching about health matters that happens in classrooms, and the medical and nursing attention that pupils receive through school health services. An influential recent publication puts it as follows:

The health promoting school aims at achieving healthy lifestyles for the total school population by developing supportive environments conducive to the promotion of health.

It offers opportunities for, and requires commitments to, the provision of a safe and health-enhancing social and physical environment.

(World Health Organisation, 1993).


Health Promotion Healthy School Health Promote School School Health Service District Health Authority 
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