7. Health and Well-Being
The concept of health and well-being are used together as the need of the two sectors cooperating is increasing constantly. The concept of well-being is more prevalent. The main governmental authority responsible for youth health and well-being is the Ministry of Social Affairs. Their role is to plan the health care policy and organize its implementation. See more in chapter 7.2.
Two cross-national studies provide information about young people's well-being, health behaviors, and social context:
- Health Behavior in School-aged Children (HBSC) is conducted once every four years among 11, 13 and 15-year-old students.
- The European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD) collects data on substance use among 15-16-year-old students once every four years.
According to those studies, 88% of young people rate their health as good or very good and are satisfied with their life. See more in chapter 7.1.