Evaluating health promotion in schools: a case study of design, implementation and results from the Hong Kong Healthy Schools Award Scheme

Lee, Albert, St Leger, Lawrence and Moon, Alysoun 2005, Evaluating health promotion in schools: a case study of design, implementation and results from the Hong Kong Healthy Schools Award Scheme, Promotion and education: international journal of health prmotion and education, vol. 12, no. 3-4, pp. 123-129.

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Title Evaluating health promotion in schools: a case study of design, implementation and results from the Hong Kong Healthy Schools Award Scheme
Author(s) Lee, Albert
St Leger, Lawrence
Moon, Alysoun
Journal name Promotion and education: international journal of health prmotion and education
Volume number 12
Issue number 3-4
Start page 123
End page 129
Publisher Union Internationale de Promotion de la Sante et d`Education pour la Sante
Place of publication Saint-Denis Cedex, France
Publication date 2005
ISSN 1025-3823
Summary Health promoting schools (HPS) and Healthy Schools Award Schemes from a number of countries have demonstrated positive changes in children’s health behaviours and the culture and organisation of the school. The Hong Kong Healthy Schools Award Scheme (HKHSA) aims to promote staff development, parental education, involvement of the whole school community, and linkage with different stakeholders to improve the health and well-being of the pupils, parents and staff, and the broader community, supported by a system to monitor the achievement. This concept is very much in line with the research literature on school effectiveness and improvement. The indicators examined to evaluate the success of the HKHSA reflect outcomes related to both health and education and are not limited to changes in population health status. The early results demonstrated significant improvements in various aspects of student health and also improvement in school culture and organisation. The evaluation framework described in this paper and data collected to assess how schools perform in the HKHSA scheme, provides insight into how HPSs could lead to better outcomes for both education and health.
Language eng
Field of Research 111712 Health Promotion
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30004109

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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