Health Promoting School: Concept Analysis

By Ipuna Estavillo Black.

Published by Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies

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Sustainable development is described as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. People are the ultimate resource to achieving sustainable development. If more focus is placed on improving education, health, and nutrition within a population, this will allow that population to stretch resources further because they could make better use of them. A key concept in human health widely used in the nursing profession is health promotion. Health promotion in children plays an integral role in urban sustainability because they are the future contributors, decision makers, and citizens of the world. Health promotion can only be successful for children if there is a linkage among parents, schools, community organizations, and the child or adolescent. Schools can provide a place for children to receive health promotion opportunities. Health promoting school is a concept that has been advocated as an effective approach to health promotion in schools; yet the concept of health promoting school is not well understood. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to provide an analysis on the concept of the term “health promoting school.”

Keywords: Human and Environmental Sustainability, Schools, Children

Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies, Volume 4, Issue 3, September 2014, pp.27-36. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: September 5, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 242.567KB)).

Dr Ipuna Estavillo Black

Ph.D Nursing Student, School of Nursing, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, USA

Ipuna Black has an MSN and is also a pediatric nurse practitioner. She recently successfully defended her dissertation, “The Relationship among School Playground Design and Conditions and Physical Activity Levels in Children,” in the nursing PhD program for urban sustainability in health at UNLV.