Revista Egitania Sciencia - Volume 16 | ARTICLE

Title: SCHOOL HEALTH: THE BOND BETWEEN HEALTH AND EDUCATION

Author: António Reis do Arco

Publication: Revista Egitania Sciencia - Volume 16

Abstract:
Objective: To reflect on the importance of health education in health promotion. Method: Theoretical reflection based on literature review. Results: Children and adolescents need to be healthy to learn and have to be taught how to be healthy, thus health and education should work together in order to provide an adequate response to the populations’ health and education needs. Given the daily problems that threaten our health and well-being, we should consider the importance of this collaboration. School health is a tool which encompasses not only the health and education system, but also others, such as security forces, civil society, community and family. Conclusions: This is one of the challenges that school and health organizations are facing today: to ensure a proficient relationship with the social context to which they belong, participating and improving school health programs that solve real community needs.

Keywords: School health, Health promotion, Equity in health, Education, Community participation




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