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Gesundheitswesen. 2015 Apr;77(4):257-62. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1372575. Epub 2014 Jul 10.

[An overview of the infrastructure for school health promotion in Germany].

[Article in German]

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Fakultät für Gesundheitswissenschaften, -Universität Bielefeld.


This paper provides an overview of the frameworks and infrastructure of health promotion in German general schools. In the context of the German "Health Behaviour in School-aged Children" (HBSC) survey an additional survey among headmasters has been conducted between autumn 2009 and spring 2010. 276 out of 289 schools, chosen to represent Germany, participated. 273 questionnaires were analysed. In German general schools, health-promoting infrastructure and conditions have been established in general terms. Often, school health promotion takes place across different areas but tends to be limited to short-term implementation. Further research needs to be carried out in order to better document developments in health-promoting school structures and school environments. Moreover, further studies, assessing the association between school structures, school environments and intrapersonal factors of health and health behaviours, are required.

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