The questions in this self-evaluation tool are to be answered by staff at pre-schools. Some of the questions need to be revised if the tool is used in other settings. The tool encompasses the following topics: (1) Policy, strategy and management; (2) Action planning; (3) Implementation; (4) Evaluation and communication.

Friday, 18 August 2017 11:18

Story/Dialogue Workshop

This empowerment evaluation methode can be used with children or adults and has two aims: (1) To evaluate health promoting activities and projects and through this create more generalized knowledge about practice; (2) To increase empowerment among the participants as a part of the process.

Friday, 18 August 2017 11:16

Spider web of health

This tool can be used by adults in the process of making policies or strategies or planning an intervention. It's ment to be an eye-opener for discussions about the communal health strategy.

Friday, 30 November 2001 00:00

The IVAC Approach

The Investigation-Vision-Action-Change (IVAC) model provides a framework for the development of healthpromoting strategies that ensure that the insight and knowledge that pupils acquire during the project is action-orientated and interdisciplinary and, therefore, conducive to the development of action competence.

Friday, 18 August 2017 11:11

Table of Content for a Policy Analysis

This tool helps to structure a policy analysis, focusing on municipal activities within overweight and obesity within children, young people and their families.

The good practice example shows the use of the tool in a study of health policy and practice in Tønder municipality (Denmark).

Friday, 18 August 2017 11:08

In Depth Interview Guide

This in-depth interview guide can be used when you have carried through your desk research and need more in depth information from key personnel. Themes: Health, health policy, strategy, Cooperative relations, offers and activities, SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, treats.

Friday, 30 November 2001 00:00

HEPS Teacher Training Ressource

The HEPS teacher-training programme is a train-the-trainers programme that can be used to train teachers on promoting healthy eating and physical activity. The Teacher Training Resource contains information and activities to support the introduction of a whole-school approach to healthy eating and physical activity in schools.

Friday, 30 November 2001 00:00

Healthy Lifestyle Conversation Cards

A brief intervention given by health professionals in helping clients to consider their lifestyle. The subjects are: Healthy eating, healthy weight, physical activity, stop smoking, drinking alcohol sensibly, mental health, sexual health. The cards are designed to help the approach.

Friday, 18 August 2017 10:44

Gradient Evaluation Framework

An action-oriented policy tool that provides a framework for the evaluation of policy actions at each of the key stages of the policy cycle. It includes a set of principles, procedures and mechanisms that can be applied to 1) Public health policies that comprise of a complex mix of actions, 2) Specific health policy actions (e.g. nutrition programmes in schools),  3) Non-health policies that have a potential to impact on the social determinants of health inequalities (e.g. education, employment, and agriculture sectors). It presents a conceptual model to set the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and their related actions.

Friday, 18 August 2017 10:36

Exercise: What Is Health for Me?

Instructions for a practical exercise that stimulates reflection and discussion on the different concepts of health. Relates to Bjarne Bruun Jensens 4 components model "The concept of Health".


HEPCOM project: preventing overweight and obesity among children and young people. The HEPCOM project aims to increase the number and quality of local community and school interventions for promoting healthy eating and physical activity among children and young people throughout Europe.

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