Health promotion

Jakarta Statement on Health Promoting Schools

Every child has the right and should have the opportunity to be educated in a health promoting school. The participants of the 4th International Conference on Health Promotion call upon international and national agencies, governments, communities, nongovernmental organizations and the private sector to support the development of Health Promoting Schools. They urge governments, groups and individuals to promote the concept of the health promoting school as a sound investment in the future, when considering policies, priorities and expenditures. They call upon all agencies to support the integration of health-related issues into a comprehensive approach that enable schools to use their full potential to promote the physical, social and emotional health of students, staff, families and community members.