health promoting schools

Webinar Strategies for School Health Promotion during COVID-19 – 30 September 2021

Webinar Strategies for School Health Promotion during COVID-19 – 30 September 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted schools all over the world. Schools in many countries closed in haste and had to create virtual learning opportunities for their students. The reopening of schools is taking place in various speeds and with different guidance at national and/or local level.

The UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education gathered the experiences and opinions of education and health professionals about  reopening schools safely and/or to keeping them open. The survey explored the public health measures that have been put in place in schools; communication of guidance at national and/or local level, and the facilitators or barriers to safe reopening. Nicola Gray (Affiliated researcher, UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education; Senior Lecturer, University of Huddersfield, UK) will provide a preview of the results of this survey on the safe reopening of schools during COVID-19. 

The WHO-Europe Technical Advisory Group for schooling during COVID-19 recommends that ‘the principles of health-promoting schools (HPS) are even more important in a pandemic’. However, moving from recognition of HPS values to putting these into practice is challenging. Veronica Velasco (Assistant professor, Department of Psychology, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy) wrote a new document on School Health Promotion during COVID-19 for the Schools for Health in Europe network (SHE). The relevance of the HPS approach during the COVID-19 pandemic will be discussed and implementation strategies based on the HPS approach will be presented.

During this webinar the experts will explore the following questions:

  1. What are the experiences of education and health professionals around the world concerning the safe reopening of schools?
  2. Why is the HPS approach relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic and how can HPS be implemented?
  3. What can we learn to better prepare schools for future epidemics and disasters?

This webinar is organised by the Schools for Health in Europe Network Foundation (SHE), the UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education, the University of Huddersfield and the University of Milano-Bicocca.

The webinar will take place on 30 September 2021 from 14.00 – 15.00 CEST.

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Making every school a health-promoting school

Making every school a health-promoting school

Virtual meeting organised by WHO and UNESCO – 22 June 2021 13.00 – 14.00 CEST

The health, well-being and education of children and young people are closely intertwined. With a vision that every school around the world becomes a Health-Promoting School (HPS), UNESCO and the World Health Organization (WHO) have developed a joint initiative to support Member States strengthen the health promoting function of education systems. 

This global launch will feature the introduction of the initiative and present a newly-developed guidance package consisting of four publications

  1. Global standards and indicators for health-promoting schools and systems; 
  2. Implementation guidance; 
  3. Country case studies; and
  4. Guideline for school health services. 

Global and country-level stakeholders, including representatives from government and school communities will present their perspectives and experiences in implementing school health and health-promoting school approaches. 

The event will be available in English, French, Arabic and Spanish

Agenda

  • Statements by the Directors General of WHO and UNESCO (TBC)
  • Presentation: Towards global standards for health-promoting schools for all
  • Roundtable 1: Voices from the school community
  • Roundtable 2: Perspectives of national policymakers
  • Roundtable 3: Perspectives of development partners
  • Conclusion and closing remarks

For more information contact: healthpromotion@who.int

To register: https://who.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2tS0XUbFSra_2-YOJBWNQg

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Webinar Dynamics in School Health Promotion – 25 May 2021 14.00 CEST

Webinar Dynamics in School Health Promotion – 25 May 2021 14.00 CEST

Implementing the Health Promoting School (HPS) approach and creating change in the whole school system can be challenging, since schools are dynamic organisations. Each school operates in its own specific context and health promoting interventions should fit to that unique context. Consequently, this indicates a variety of choices when implementing the HPS approach, flexibility is thus needed. This webinar focuses on these dynamics in school health promotion.

Speakers are Dr. Nina Bartelink, Dr. Kathelijne Bessems, Prof. Stef Kremers of Maastricht University. They will address the following questions:

  1. How can you deal with studying the dynamics in school health promotion?
  2. How do countries in the European region deal with the dynamics in school health promotion?
  3. How does this work contribute to the future of school health promotion (research)?

This webinar is organised by the Schools for Health in Europe Network Foundation (SHE), the UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education and Maastricht University.

The webinar will take place on 25 May 2021 from 14.00 – 15.00 CEST.

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11 May 2021 – School Health Promotion in Latin America: Lessons Learned

11 May 2021 – School Health Promotion in Latin America: Lessons Learned

On 11 May 2021, 17.00 – 18.00 CEST, 11.00 – 12.00 AST, the UNESCO Chair and WHO Collaborating Center Global Health & Education, the University of Puerto Rico, the Universidad Industrial de Santander, and FLACSO Argentina will organise the webinar: School Health Promotion in Latin America: Lessons Learned. The webinar will be held in Spanish.

During this webinar the speakers will reflect on the lessons learned in the past 35 years with regard to health promotion in schools in Latin America. The speakers are Blanca Patricia Mantilla Uribe from the Institute Proinapsa of the Universidad Industrial de Santander in Colombia and Karina Cimmino of FLACSO Argentina. They will explore the following questions:

  1. What has been the contribution of School Health Promotion in promoting development and equity in health for children and adolescents in Latin America?
  2. What have been the advances, the distinctive/potential components and the contribution of the networks on school health promotion in Latin America?
  3. What political paths, programmatic actions and other opportunities should shape the future agenda of the Latin American School Health Promotion Movement?

To participate: Zoom link.

This webinar will also be broadcast live on our YouTube channel

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Webinar: Global Standards for Health Promoting Schools

Webinar: Global Standards for Health Promoting Schools

WHO and UNESCO organise a webinar on Global Standards for Health Promoting Schools on 16 February 2021 from 14.00 – 16.00 CET / 13:00 – 15:00 UTC .

The key objectives of the webinar are:

  • Provide an outline about the initiative
  • Present an overview on the two documents: “Global standards and indicators”, and the “Implementation guidance” and their complementarity
  • Present the progress done so far by Botswana as an early adopter country

To join the webinar, register at https://who.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gsfN-yakSg2nMSAOmiceYw

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