The purpose of this study was to investigate the status quo of implementing health promotion schools and how the health administrators played the role at present. The sample was selected from the health administrators who were in the elementary school in Taiwan. Sixty-three of the health administrators completed the self-administered questionnaire and comprised the response rate as 80.7%. Twelve hundred and sixty-four teachers completed the teacher questionnaire and comprised the response rate as 71.0%. Besides, the researcher used the in-depth interview to collect more data from health administrators. Major findings of this study were as followed: The schools must enhance in action of school health policies, health services, health teaching, physical environment, social environment, and community relationships. Middle-sized schools were best implementing health-promoting school. Most schools implemented health-promoting schools based on policies of governmental health agencies and education agencies. The health administrators at elementary schools didn't have a clear concept of health-promoting school and implementing the health-related programs in a fragmented way. The schools regarded the students' health activities as one of the highest priorities. By contrast, the schools paid less attention to improve the health of teachers and staff. Based on the results, the authors suggested: (1) Health agencies and education agencies should provide adequate resources to advocate and strengthen strategies and tasks of health promoting schools including training and empowerment. (2) The schools should review and evaluate all health-related activities going on at present and develop a school-based strategies and plan of their own. (3) Resources from schools and surrounding communities should be allocated appropriately to develop and expand health programs.
|Translated title of the contribution||Implementation of health-promoting Schools in the Elementary School in Taiwan|
|Original language||Traditional Chinese|
|Number of pages||23|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
- health promoting school health
- administrators in-depth interview
- Taiwan elementary school