Reducing health inequalities:experiences with healthpromoting schools in EasternEurope and Central Asia
SHE Network – Who are we?• 43 member countries: EU and EECA• National coordinators and SHE Research Group• Since 1992• Sup...
13 Eastern Europe and Central Asiamember countries• Albania• Armenia• Croatia• Georgia• Kazachstan• Kosovo• Kyrgyzstan• FY...
Definition Health PromotingSchool (HPS)• A health promoting school pays attention ina structured and systematic way to the...
Introducing HPS in EECA• Inequalities among EU and EECA countries• Introduction HPS came at right time• Recognition HPS co...
Welcome to health promotingschool in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan, CentralAsia)April 20137
Issues in EECA countries• HPS development within country context• Low priority to education in national budgets• links wit...
Health promoting school in ArmeniaMay 20139
Armenia experiences• 5 renovated schools in deprived area• Health entry point for innovation• 2 workhops with teachers, st...
Conclusion and next steps• 30 years experience intersectoralcollaboration• HPS help reducing inequalities in health• Linki...
SHE website:www.schoolsforhealth.eug.buijs@cbo.nl12
Goof Buijs, Schools for Health in Europe network, Netherlands
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  • 06/14/13 SHE presentation KSSH
  • Goof Buijs, Schools for Health in Europe network, Netherlands

    1. 1. Reducing health inequalities:experiences with healthpromoting schools in EasternEurope and Central Asia
    2. 2. SHE Network – Who are we?• 43 member countries: EU and EECA• National coordinators and SHE Research Group• Since 1992• Support: WHO Euro, Council of Europe and EC• Focus: making HPS an integral part of policydevelopment in education and health sector
    3. 3. 13 Eastern Europe and Central Asiamember countries• Albania• Armenia• Croatia• Georgia• Kazachstan• Kosovo• Kyrgyzstan• FYR Macedonia• Moldova• Russian Federation• Turkey• Ukraine• Uzbekistan
    4. 4. Definition Health PromotingSchool (HPS)• A health promoting school pays attention ina structured and systematic way to thehealth and well-being of pupils and ofschool-staff as part of the school plan
    5. 5. Introducing HPS in EECA• Inequalities among EU and EECA countries• Introduction HPS came at right time• Recognition HPS concepts (democracy,empowerment, equity)• Serious health and well-being issues• Need school improvement & educationalreform6
    6. 6. Welcome to health promotingschool in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan, CentralAsia)April 20137
    7. 7. Issues in EECA countries• HPS development within country context• Low priority to education in national budgets• links with (inter)national partners and funders• Securing involvement in national programmesfrom Min of Education and Min of Health8
    8. 8. Health promoting school in ArmeniaMay 20139
    9. 9. Armenia experiences• 5 renovated schools in deprived area• Health entry point for innovation• 2 workhops with teachers, students, parents• School taking leadership in community• Making use of human resources10
    10. 10. Conclusion and next steps• 30 years experience intersectoralcollaboration• HPS help reducing inequalities in health• Linking HPS with community development• Sustainable funding for programmedevelopment, research, implementation• Linking better school health services with HPS11
    11. 11. SHE website:www.schoolsforhealth.eug.buijs@cbo.nl12

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