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Title Case studies in global school health promotion : from research to practice / edited by Carmen E. Aldinger, Cheryl Vince Whitman
Published New York ; London : Springer, 2009


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Contents Section 1. Introduction and overview of findings. Introduction and background / Cheryl Vince Whitman and Carmen Aldinger ; Framing theories and implementation research / Cheryl Vince Whitman ; Overview of findings from case study analysis / Cheryl Vince Whitman and Carmen Aldinger -- Section 2. Case studies. Kenya : action-oriented and participatory health education in primary schools / W. Onyango-Ouma, D. Lang'o, and B.B. Jensen ; Mauritius : health promotion for youth / Odete Moises Cossa ; Nigeria : health-promoting schools / Olusola Odujinrin ; South Africa : Sapphire Road Primary / Bruce Damons and Sean Abrahams ; Barbados : school health case study / Patricia Warner -- Brazil : addressing the social determinants of health : the experience of a municipal school in Rio de Janeiro / Sergio Meresman, Avamar Pantoja, and Carlos da Silva ; Canada : the evolution of healthy schools in Ontario, Canada : top-down and bottom-up / Carol MacDougall and Yvette Laforêt-Fliesser ; Nicaragua : the social "treasure" of participation / Sergio Meresman and Anyoli Sanabria ; USA : the Michigan journey toward coordinated school health / Laurie Bechhofer, Barbara Flis, Kyle Guerrant, and Kimberly Kovalchick ; Uruguay : mainstreaming health promotion in education policies / Sergio Meresman ; Germany : : "Alliance for Sustainable School Health and Education" / Peter Paulus ; Kosovo : a health-promoting schools approach to reduce the risks of lead poisoning and to establish cross-ethnic collaboration / Ian Young and Ardita Tahirukaj ; Poland : the health-promoting school national certificate / Barbara Woynarowska and Maria Sokolowska ; Scotland : sustaining the development of health-promoting schools : the experiences of Scotland in the European context / Ian Young and Anne Lee ; Bahrain : national comprehensive school health program, health-promoting schools / Mariam AlMulla Al Harmas Al Hajeri, Lulwa Abd Al Aziz Al Thukair, and Nayara Sarhan ; Oman : health-promoting schools : collaboration and investment / Ali Jaffer Mohamed and Sahar Abdou Helmi ; United Arab Emirates : health-promoting schools : strategies for policy change / Mariam Al Matroushi ; China : implementing health-promoting schools in Zhejiang Province, China / Carmen Aldinger ; Hong Kong : health-promoting schools / Albert Lee ; India : implementing health-promoting schools : HOPE initiative / Gourdas Choudhuri, Uday Chand Ghoshal, and Elton D'Souza ; Lao PDR : strengthening the school health initiative / Ly Foung, S. Phoungkham, and P. Khatthanaphone ; Philippines : supporting health promotion in schools through the Urbani School Health Kit / Sheila R. Bonito, Lurenda S. Westergaard, and Raman Velayudhan ; Singapore : health-promoting schools : the CHERISH award / Kelly Leow ; Viet Nam / Bui Phuong Nga, Le Thi Kim Dung, Le Thi Thu Hien, Bernie Marshall, Nguyen Hung Lon, Nguyen Huy Nga, and Margaret Sheehan ; Australia : the New South Wales school-link initiative / Danielle Maloney ; Cook Islands : the "Strengthening Project"? / Debi Futter
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Health promotion -- Evaluation
International cooperation.
School health services -- Cross-cultural studies
Health promotion -- Cross-cultural studies
Students -- Health and hygiene -- Cross-cultural studies
School health services -- Case studies
Health promotion -- Case studies
Students -- Health and hygiene -- Case studies
School health services.
Health education.
Health promotion.
School Health Services
Health Education
Health Promotion
Organizational Case Studies
International Cooperation
EDUCATION -- Counseling -- Crisis Management.
Health Promotion.
Students -- Health and hygiene.
School Health Services.
Health promotion.
Health promotion -- Evaluation.
International cooperation.
School health services.
Students -- Health and hygiene.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Cross-cultural studies.
Case studies.
√Čtudes de cas.
Form Electronic book
Author Aldinger, Carmen.
Whitman, Cheryl Vince.
ISBN 9780387922690