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.
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).
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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