Name of the activity: Advocating for a health initiation course in high school

Country/NMO: France (ANEMF)

Program: Health Systems

 

Contact information: [email protected]

Type of the activity: Advocacy

 

General description:

Patients are meant to have an increasing role in their own health. Health professionals should of course encourage this, but also accompany it : the implementation of a health initiation course in high school is a key to build the capacity of patients.

Focus area:

Health system education

Problem statement:

1) Unverified information sources are multiplicating, and the citizens are not taught how to read them with a critical eye.
2) Primary prevention targeting the youth is insufficient.
3) Patient orientation in health systems is a real issue as it is becoming too hard for patients to understand their organizations.

Target groups and beneficiaries:

TG = government, parents, schools, health institutions.
B = general population, youth.

Objectives and indicators of success:

The objective is the implementation of a health initiation course mandatory for all students in french high school. The indicator of success will be the actual implementation of the course by the beginning of school year 2018-2019 for at least 15% of the high school students.

Methodology:

Press release (short + extended documents)
Advocacy with the government
Advocacy towards other influential structures (students’ union, health professionals…)

Plans for evaluation:

We will gather data from the ministry of education and review it to assess the impact of our advocacy.