International perspectives on adolescent health: the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study.

Impact: Health and Welfare Impact

Description of impact

HBSC is the primary source of internationally comparative data on health and wellbeing of young people in Europe and is widely used by international organisations (e.g. WHO, UNICEF, OECD), national and devolved governments to inform policy and health improvement. The recent WHO European Child and Adolescent Health Strategy 2015-2020 (WHO, 2014) highlighted the importance of HBSC as a key resource to support development and monitoring activities at national and international levels. The most recent HBSC International Report, Growing Up Unequal (Inchley et al. 2016) was launched in Brussels in March 2016. The report was extensively covered in virtually all major news outlets, including the BBC, Guardian, Times, Sunday Times, Die Welt, as well as the Lancet and BMJ.
Impact statusOpen
Category of impactHealth and Welfare Impact
Impact levelInvolvement - mid or active stage