Developing the School Health Research Network
GOV.UK blog post
Schools have long been recognised as an important setting for young people’s health improvement and there is growing evidence of ‘school effects’ on health. Schools’ willingness to devote time and energy to health, however, is variable and even when schools do channel resources towards health, evidence on the most effective and sustainable actions to take is limited.
Schools, health and education policy-makers, practitioners and academics have come together in Wales to address this by establishing the world’s first national School Health Research Network.