Health promoting universities – a review of the development and implementation of the initiative Cover Image

„Университети за промоция на здраве“ – преглед на развитието и реализирането на инициативата
Health promoting universities – a review of the development and implementation of the initiative

Author(s): Petya Boncheva, K. Dokova
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Library and Information Science, Education and training, Sociology, Health and medicine and law
Published by: Издателство на Медицински университет “Проф. д-р П. Стоянов“ - Варна
Keywords: health promoting universities; healthy universities; networks; historical development

Summary/Abstract: The concept Health promoting universities implements the World Health Organization's strategy for holistic approach towards health in the higher education system. The aim of this article is to review the development and implementation of the "Health promotion universities" initiative internationally. Methods: A review of the available literature was carried out for the period 1995 - January 2020 with the following key words: health promoting universities, healthy universities, networks, historical development. Inclusion criteria for the sources have been defined. Results: Based on the search 86 sources have been found, 51 of which comply with defines inclusion criteria. More than 300 European universities and more than 1000 higher educational institutions from the world have endorsed the principles of health promoting universities. National networks of health promoting universities exist in 6 European and more than 10 countries in North and South America, Asia, Canada, Australia and New Zealand from the start of the movement. Conclusions:The initiative is developing successfully and is proving a growing interest globally, but has not been adopted in the strategy of any Bulgarian higher education institution.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 13-19
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Bulgarian