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Health information in school health care

Health information comprises activities carried out by health care professionals to support the wellbeing of children, young people and their living environments with systematic health-oriented interaction and communication targeting individuals, groups and the whole population.

Health information is disseminated according to individual needs and developmental stages in cooperation with individuals and families in a manner that the information can be applied to practice and the individuals and families can take responsibility for their own health.

Health information is disseminated with view to the health information plans of the school curricula for different age groups. Health information is planned with teachers. Health information pays attention to the following areas of health promotion in school health care:

Mental health promotion
Prevention of drug and alcohol use
Promotion of sexual health
Prevention of excessive weight gain
Recognition of bullying and physical threats as well as intervention
Prevention of social exclusion of children and students

Health information is also determined by the health examination programmes defined for different grades.

The health information materials used and disseminated are produced and selected with the following criteria:

The materials are up to date.
The materials are based on proven knowledge.
The materials pay attention to the linguistic and cultural backgrounds of users and to diversity.
The materials are unbiased.
The materials are available to everybody and accessible.


School children and students

Available languages:

Finnish, Swedish

Related service points and contact information:


The Social Services, Health Care and Rescue Services Division

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