The core business of CBO BV is to develop, implement and review health promotion and quality in health care. CBO is active in (action) research, innovation and development of health promotion and heal...
The core business of CBO BV is to develop, implement and review health promotion and quality in health care. CBO is active in (action) research, innovation and development of health promotion and health care. CBO is a respected partner in many European (research) projects, funded by DG Sanco, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion and by the FP7 programme. CBO is inspired by the Ottawa Chart for Health Promotion, in which health promotion is described as ‘the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health’. CBO holds the management of the Schools for Health in Europe (SHE) network.
The SHE network focuses on making school health promotion an integral part of policy development in the health and education sector in EU member states. The network encourages each member country to develop and implement a national policy on school health promotion, building on the experiences within the country, within Europe and globally. A ‘health promoting school’ is a school that implements a structured and systematic plan for the health, well-being and the development of social capital of all pupils and of teaching and non-teaching staff. The whole school environment is viewed as an important area for promotion of health and for learning about health. The health promoting school approach consists of six components: healthy school policies, school`s physical environment, school`s social environment, individual health skills and action competencies, community links and health services.
The members of the SHE network use a positive concept of health and well-being and acknowledge the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. They recognize the whole school approach to health and active participation of all members of the school community. Health promoting schools support schools in achieving their educational and social goals. Healthy students learn better, healthy teachers work better. They are active agents in all EU member states for strengthening social capital and health literacy.