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Local Action: Creating Health Promoting Schools

World Health Organization, from the WHO's Information Series on School Health, 2002

The second tool, for mobilizing intersectoral school communities, is called "Local Action-- Creating Health Promoting Schools." This one is for use at the community level. It helps school administrators, teachers and community leaders to assess their capacities and resources and ultimately generate a local action plan for a HPS. The early steps in the recommended process involve assembling a small core group of people to support the project and then increasing the support base by widely advertising and advocating for the project. The tool includes guidelines for how to do this. Of note is the information on making the case for school health promotion, which can help recruit intersectoral partners. More information about this resource is available at