Optimizing intersectoral collaboration in school health promotion : creating win-win situations and a systematic implementation based on the diagnosis of sustainable collaboration model

K.K. Pucher

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The first aim of this dissertation was to evaluate the possible gains that can be made by implementing health promotion in schools for the educational sector. We found promising but limited evidence for the relationship between interventions targeting energy balance and academic performance. The evidence for mechanisms explaining this relationship was limited to hypothetical assumptions from other studies.
The second aim of this dissertation was to study the systematic development of intersectoral collaboration as part of a broader advisory trajectory designed for health professionals engaged in CSHP collaborations. This was examined using the DIagnosis of Sustainable Collaboration (DISC) model. This research yields a strong message, namely that a systematic approach to intersectoral collaboration in CSHP seems effective and that the DISC model is an appropriate tool for this purpose.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • de Vries, Nanne, Supervisor
  • Candel, Math, Co-Supervisor
  • Boot, Nicole, Co-Supervisor
Award date14 Dec 2015
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs9789461595041
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • school health promotion
  • intersectoral collaboration

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