Second only to the home/family environment, the school is the key setting for influencing the healthy development of children and youth. Yet, our understanding of the social, physical, and other aspects of this environment has often been limited by a narrow focus on transmitting health knowledge on selected health problems.
Despite being often studied, the school setting remains very much a mystery in:
- how it promotes health
- how interventions can be sustained over time
- how agencies, parents, and schools can work together
- how public health, school, and other systems can be encouraged to change their policies, programs, services, and practices.
In the future, this site will also provide evidence-based practice and policy guidelines as they are developed or adapted by SHRN members.