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It should be a priority especially in this historic moment to ensure that the school can be the place to do prevention and health promotion, but also a reference point to discuss the doubts and questions of the children’s growth path .

by Rosaria Iardino

Thinking about the current role of school medicine means, first of all, being aware of how the field should be understood from a macroscopic point of view, which was originally intended by the school as a safe and healthy place for all pupils, but also an active one. Theme in the promotion of well-being. Since the 1960s, school medicine has played a complementary role in all matters related to education and training, thus respecting the legislation that clearly defined its areas of action, but after the reform of the national health system in 1978, although legislation is still in force, a progressive loosening of interest in this sector has been observed, which also seems central, and the figure of the school doctor has in fact been absorbed by the extracurricular territorial health care, thus disappearing from the radar. The Covid-19 pandemic has aroused interest in the subject, which of course can not only be central in times of emergency when decisions are mainly meant to stop, but not put into perspective, but should be reconsidered throughout its supply chain. The Bridge Foundation, which I chair, wanted to understand how the actors, ie parents, teachers and mayors, understand school medicine, and so she conducted a survey involving around 600 respondents; the data released are indicative and tell us that all interlocutors believe that the effective implementation of the objectives of health promotion and prevention in the school environment is a necessary condition for connecting the world of health, education and the local community.

Read the whole article by Rosaria Iardino * HEALTH PANORAMA n. March 3, 2022

* President of the Bridge Foundation

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Browse the new edition of March by PANORAMA DELLA SANITA. As every month, the open debate had many important names in our sector, in a referenced dialogue aimed at contributing to and contributing to an ever new vision of our healthcare system.

They wrote for us: Giovanna Beretta, Andrea Bernetti, Alessandro Canelli, Alessandra Cenerini, Carla Collicelli, Bernardino Fantini, Silvia Galeri, Mauro Goletti, Rosaria Iardino, Giancarlo Isaia, Giovanni Lamenza, Antonio Magi, Ivan Mazzoleni, Giuseppe Maria Milanese, Mor Pasquale Monchiero, Giov G. , Paolo Parente, Cristiano Piccinelli, Fabio Pinto, Filippo Saltamartini, Nereo Segnan, Carlo Senore, Annamaria Staiano, Angelo Tanese, Cristiano Termine, Donato Toma, Marco Trabucchi, Veronica Verone, Carlo Zerbino

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