Planning main axis
The responsibility of schools to care for children and adolescents as a valuable national human resource is important. A strategy that includes the health needs of the entire school population and makes appropriate use of health promoting opportunities is essential. In other words, earlier approaches to the mission of maintaining student health through school health need to be more actively strengthened and expanded to achieve the goal of whole-person care.
In September 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a draft version of the World Standards for Health Promoting Schools, which sets out the latest eight standards. It aims to establish a health promoting school system that is sustainable, meets the health and well-being of schools, reflects the needs of schools and communities, and provides the necessary resources and support. Taiwan Health Promoting School 3.0 is based on the World Standards, with two levels (government and school), six major areas, and eight standards. In addition to more effective connections during the school period, it emphasizes government-level policies and leadership, as well as school-level "whole-school oriented" management, to strengthen the content of health promoting schools with the participation of everyone.