25 May 2021 – Dynamics in School Health Promotion

25 May 2021 – Dynamics in School Health Promotion

SHE and UNESCO Chair Webinar Series

25 May 2021

Speakers

Dr. Nina Bartelink – Researcher, Health promotion; School for Public Health and Primary Care; Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences; Maastricht University, the Netherlands

Dr. Kathelijne Bessems – Senior Researcher and Lecturer, NUTRIM School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism; Department of Health Promotion; Faculty of Health, Medicine & Life Sciences; Maastricht University, the Netherlands

Prof. Stef Kremers – Professor of the Prevention of Obesity, NUTRIM School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism; Department of Health Promotion; Faculty of Health, Medicine & Life Sciences; Maastricht University, the Netherlands

Moderator

Goof Buijs, manager UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education

English



Summary

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. In the first part of the webinar, the variety of choices will be illustrated by different spectra on which can be navigated by researchers and practitioners. The second part will focus on research findings regarding the self-reported navigation on these spectra in 24 member countries of SHE (Schools for Health in Europe network foundation). The last part will focus on how this approach can contribute to the future of school health promotion (research).


Our speakers’ contributions

The experts addressed the following questions:

How can you deal with studying the dynamics in school health promotion?

The presentation of Dr. Nina Bartelink

How do countries in the European region deal with the dynamics in school health promotion?

The presentation of Dr. Kathelijne Bessems

How does this work contribute to the future of school health promotion (research)?

The presentation of Prof. Stef Kremers

Full recording of the webinar


Participants’ contributions

In keywords, what are the most important outcomes of school health promotion?

What are the barriers and facilitators of implementing school health promotion?

The participants’ questions and comments


Resources

Bartelink, N. & Bessems, K. (revised 2020). Health promoting schools in Europe. State of the art. Schools for Health in Europe Network Foundation, Denmark. Dutch version. Russian version

Bartelink, N., Bessems, K. & Prevo L. (2020). SHE monitoring report 2020: Overall report of the SHE member countries. Schools for Health in Europe Network Foundation, Denmark.

Country-specific reports: https://www.schoolsforhealth.org/about-us/member-countries