School Health

“Since most children spend the majority of their day in school, this setting has considerable potential to contribute to their overall health. Students can be taught about healthy behaviours and changes can be made in their surroundings to encourage positive health outcomes.”

Public Health Agency of Canada

What you will find

These resources provide Canadian and international information to help you plan programs in to promote the health of school-age children in your community. For more information, please visit the Best Practices section for interventions related to Promoting Health of School-Aged Children.

Data

A first step to planning a program to promote the health of children in schools is to understand the topic through surveillance data.

Canadian Data

Provincial/Territorial Data

Manitoba

New Brunswick

Prince Edward Island

International Data

Australia

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom

United States

World Health Organization

World Health Organization (Europe), Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Reports (2012).

Government Strategies (Frameworks, Action Plans, etc.)

Canadian Strategies

Aboriginal Strategies

Provincial/Territorial Strategies

Alberta

British Columbia

Manitoba

New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador

Nova Scotia

Ontario

Quebec

Saskatchewan

International Strategies

Australia

New Zealand

United Kingdom

United States

World Health Organization

Guidance

Canadian Guidance

Provincial/Territorial Guidance

Alberta

British Columbia

Manitoba

New Brunswick

Ontario

Quebec

Saskatchewan

International Guidance

UNESCO

United Kingdom

United States

World Health Organization

Systematic Reviews of the Research

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