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The Role of Schools in Child and Adolescent Health

Forum Panel – 75mn

Health and education are inextricably linked. Education is widely accepted to be one of the key social determinants of health, while good health is linked with greater educational attainment, employment and productivity.

The Role of Schools in Child and Adolescent Health forum panel will discuss if health is being integrated into the educational system in an effective or substantive way. When efforts to include health are often ‘bolted on’ to existing curricula, are they missing an important opportunity to maximize the impact of schools on children and young people’s health.