Research Forum on The Role of Schools in Child and Adolescent Health

The WISH Building Healthy Societies: A Framework For Integrating Health And Health Promotion Into Education report explores how health and health promotion activities can be implemented into education systems to deliver improved health outcomes as well as gains in educational outcomes for children, including innovative case studies from around the world.

Live session details

19 Nov
3:00 pm
4:15 pm
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.

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Forum chair

Prof. Russell Viner

Professor in Adolescent Health

University College London


Dr. Asmaa Al-Fadala; Dr. Valentina Baltag; Ms. Yuri Belfali; Prof. Chris Bonell; Dr. Anita Chandra; Dr. Lesley Drake; Ms. Priscilla Idele; Prof. John Jerrim; Dr. Patrick Johnston; Mr. Didier Jourdan; Dr. Matilde Maddaleno Herrera; Dr. Jonathan Zaff; Dr. Jenny Proimos.

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