ERIC Number: ED454195
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Focusing Resources on Effective School Health: A FRESH Start to Enhancing the Quality and Equity of Education. World Education Forum 2000. Final Report = Accorder la priorite a un programme efficace de sante scolaire: Une maniere FRAICHE (FRESH) d'aneliorer la qualite et d'accroitre l'equite dans le domaine de l'education. Forum mondial 2000 sur l'education. Rapport final = Recursos efectivos en salud escolar: Un enfogue NUEVO para mejorar la calidad y la equidad educativa. Foro Mundial par la educacion 2000. Informe final.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).; United Nations Children's Fund, New York, NY.; World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland).; World Bank, Washington, DC.
This booklet, written in English, Spanish, and French, describes the foundation and reasoning behind the partnership to Focus on Resources on Effective School Health (FRESH), making the case that an effective school health program: responds to the greater number of school-age children and the greater proportion of those children attending school; increases the efficacy of other investments in child development; ensures better educational outcomes; achieves greater social equity; and is highly cost effective. The booklet also explains why the following basic components of a school health program should be made available together in all schools: health related school policies; provision of safe water and sanitation (the essential first steps toward a healthy physical learning environment); skills based health education; and school based health and nutrition services. Finally, the booklet provides strategies for fostering effective partnerships between education and health sectors, teachers and health workers, schools and community groups, and students and people responsible for school health programs. (SM)
Publication Type: Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).; United Nations Children's Fund, New York, NY.; World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland).; World Bank, Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
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