Improving health in the European Network of Health Promoting Schools in Finland

Hannele Turunen (Senior Lecturer, Department of Nursing Science, University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland.)
Kerttu Tossavainen (Professor, the Department of Nursing Science, University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland.)
Sirkka Jakonen (Researcher, Department of Nursing Science, University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland.)
Ulla Salomäki (Ulla Salomäki is a Project Coordinator, Finnish Centre of Health Promotion, Karjalankatu, Helsinki, Finland.)
Harri Vertio (Director, Finnish Centre of Health Promotion, Karjalankatu, Helsinki, Finland.)

Health Education

ISSN: 0965-4283

Publication date: 1 December 2000

Abstract

Reports on a study that examined the issues related to health promotion in the 30 Finnish comprehensive schools participating in the European Network of Health Promoting Schools (ENHPS). The data were collected from school representatives in January 1998, at a national ENHPS event, using a questionnaire developed for the study. The response rate was 100 per cent. The results show that the school representatives considered that a general infrastructure for health promotion existed in schools, and that the clarification of the mission of health promotion in schools was well developed. Networking within the communities that surrounded the schools was reported as being uncommon.

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Turunen, H., Tossavainen, K., Jakonen, S., Salomäki, U. and Vertio, H. (2000), "Improving health in the European Network of Health Promoting Schools in Finland", Health Education, Vol. 100 No. 6, pp. 252-260. https://doi.org/10.1108/09654280010354878

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