Addressing the socioeconomic determinants of adolescent health: experiences from the WHO/HBSC Forum 2007

Theadora Koller, Antony Morgan, Ana Guerreiro, Candace Currie, Erio Ziglio, Pernille Due

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Resumé

Udgivelsesdato: 2009-Sep
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational Journal of Public Health (Print Edition)
Vol/bind54 Suppl 2
Sider (fra-til)278-84
Antal sider6
ISSN1661-8556
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1. sep. 2009

Fingeraftryk

Health Behavior
health behavior
WHO
determinants
adolescent
health
school
evidence
experience
Health
Referral and Consultation
Interdisciplinary Studies
evaluation
Interviews
Public Health Practice
working method
Policy Making
Public Policy
interview
Health Policy

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Koller, Theadora ; Morgan, Antony ; Guerreiro, Ana ; Currie, Candace ; Ziglio, Erio ; Due, Pernille. / Addressing the socioeconomic determinants of adolescent health: experiences from the WHO/HBSC Forum 2007. I: International Journal of Public Health (Print Edition). 2009 ; Bind 54 Suppl 2. s. 278-84.
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