School health education in the European Community

J Sch Health. 1993 Mar;63(3):133-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1746-1561.1993.tb06100.x.


The School Health Education Commission of the European Community is making efforts to improve school health education in the European Community countries. While past efforts have involved single issue causes, current activities emphasize a holistic perception of school health education. Radical education reforms throughout the European Community advocate improved health education. The movement toward quality health education in the European Community countries uses a model called the Health Promoting School, a cooperative effort involving schools, families, and communities. The model is being promoted through three stages: 1) national conferences held in each European Community country, 2) summer schools to provide teacher training, and 3) national projects, supported by the World Health Organization, agreement conducted to determine the efficacy of the Health Promoting School Model.

MeSH terms

  • Europe
  • Health Education / trends*
  • Health Promotion / methods*
  • Humans
  • Schools*
  • Sex Education / organization & administration