Health promotion is aimed at preserving health and not only preventing illness. A positive relationship with other people, a strong sense of self-determination and mindfulness of the own body contribute to the preservation of personal health. In order to maintain their health, the awareness and the knowledge of health preservation among children, young people, young adults and families have to be strengthened.
It is particularly important for the family to participate if a comprehensive health promotion is to be achieved because parents can help children and young people acquire competences teaching them how to preserve their own health.
Of similar importance is the development of social structures supporting health promoting behaviour. Particular attention should be paid to the living environment of children and young people in childrens’ daycares, schools and after-school day cares.
- The GRC promotes good health care, especially for disadvantaged children, young people, young adults and families.
- The GRC pursues a close cooperation between the Aid to Children, Youth and Families , the education system and the partners of health promotion services.
- The GRC Aid to Children, Youth and Families strengthens the health promoting aspects of its services.
- The GRC Aid to Children, Youth and Families provides knowledge and competence enabling a health promoting relationship to both the self and others.