Children's environmental health

The physical school environment: An essential component of a health-promoting school

Prepared by John Wargo, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
WHO Information Series on School Health - Document No. 2
WHO, Geneva, 2004
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This document includes information to create a healthy school environment, and to identify and modify aspects of the physical environment that jeopardize safety and health. However, physical interventions alone will not suffice. The document also contains guidance to ensure that positive changes in a school’s physical environment are supported, reinforced and sustained by school health policy, skills-based health education and school health services,

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