270734 Evidence-based Guidance of “Taiwan Health Promoting School” Promotional Strategy & Result of Second-Generation Health Promotion

Monday, October 29, 2012

Chieh-Hsing Liu , Department of Health Promotion and Health Education, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei 106, Taiwan
Tzu-Chau Chang , Graduate Institute of Environmental Education, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei 116, Taiwan
Li-Ling Liao , Department of Health Management, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung City 82445, Taiwan
Fong-ching Chang , Department of Health Education and Health Promotion, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan
Chi-chia Cheng , Department of Public Health, Fu-jen Catholic University, New Taipei City 24205, Taiwan
Yu- Zhen Niu , Sanitary and Health Caring Center, Office of Student Affairs, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Hsin-Pei Chou , Department of Health Promotion and Health Education, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan
Through policy support, cross-agency partnership, and bottom-up comprehensive counseling the Ministry of Education began promoting evidence-based guidance for the second-generation Health Promoting School. The purpose is to help local governments and schools in improving the student health conditions and in creating a healthy lifestyle, and to participate in the process comprehensively. The important results are four thousand two hundred eighteen high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools participated in the Health Promoting School initiative. One hundred and one school principals, directors, and teachers participated as counselors in the schools within cities and counties. In addition to the self-efficacy for the schools promoting the project, the schools had expressed their satisfaction and willingness to continue with the initiative. One hundred action-research programs were created and visitors to the online learning platform have exceeded the millions, as an indicator of resource integration. International conferences on the results of Health Promoting School has given recognition for the local governments' and schools' concrete effort on promoting healthy behavior in school, and align them with international standards. The success of health-promoting schools in Taiwan lies in the integration of health and educational resources, as well as the establishment of partnerships. Central and local government units, community organizations, parent groups, counselors, and schools alike support one another as they all value health and acknowledge the ideals of “health-promoting schools”. Let us continue our efforts for the health of our future generations.

Learning Areas:
Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Advocacy for health and health education
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
Describe the relationship between the health promoting schools supporting network and schools’ self-efficacy on implementing school health program. Identify the importance of the supporting network’s role in developing schools’ self-efficacy on implementing school health program. Evaluate the effectiveness of the health promoting schools supporting network on schools’ self-efficacy in Taiwan.

Keywords: Health Promotion, School Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the principal or co-principal of multiple nationally funded grants focusing on the health promoting school, health literacy and health education for school children in Taiwan. Among my scientific interests has been the development and evaluation of the comprehensive school programs.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.

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