A brainstorming tool to find out how your school is doing to be a health promoting school and what you can do better. What factors are influential in shaping how the health promoting school is taken forward in the daily work?
The School action planner is designed to assist you in the process of becoming a health promotion school, for example to describe your aims and actions and determine who will be responsible for what. In doing this, it helps you make the process go better, organise your communication and help you move forward effectively in your plan. It shows five phases of becoming and remaining a health promoting school.
School health promotion could be defined as any activity undertaken to improve and/or protect the health of the whole school community. This factsheet summs up how to achieve the universal establishment of health promoting schools successfully.
This list points out some of the essential priciples to ensure meaningful participation. It's a starting point to promote thoughtful consideration, discussion and development of conditions. A good practice example is enclosed as inspiration.
These School Level Indicators give an overview of aspects that need to be considered in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating a whole school policy on healthy eating and physicaln activity. They are designed to help schools when writing and fine tuning the components of their policy. They can help in monitoring and evaluating the policy's implementation.
These Guidelines are made for policymakers (i.e. heads of department or senior officials within ministries) and are designed to inform the provision of quality physical education across the full age range from early years through secondary education. They provide a framework to support the development of several dimensions of human capital in a unique, comprehensive way. Some of the case studies in the guidelines are chosen by HEPCOM as examples. Read the guidelines for more examples.
To assess your school’s current policies and practices related to health promotion to determine your school community’s needs and priorities you can use the SHE rapid assessment tool. The tool consists of a series of questions related to the whole-school approach. Answering the questions can help you identify what your school already does well, what areas need improvement and what you want to focus on in your health promoting school.
The SHE online school manual is intended for school management, teachers and other school staff who are involved in the development of health promoting schools in the primary and secondary school setting. The manual is a step-by-step guide on how to become a health promoting school, presented in five, consecutive phases. For each phase, key concepts and actions are described to help you complete the necessary actions in that phase.
These guidelines set out ways in which infrastructures for leisure-time physical activity can be assessed and improved across five key areas: policymaking, planning, building, financing, and management. They present a set of criteria for good practice and are illustrated by a number of case studies. The criteria aim to improve opportunities for achieving the principles of equity, inter-sectoral collaboration and participation.
The questions in this self-evaluation tool are to be answered by staff at municipality level. It encompasses the following topics: (1) Policy, strategy and management; (2) Action planning; (3) Implementation; (4) Evaluation and communication. It contains questions related to the internal affairs of the local authority as well as questions related to external stakeholders.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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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