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HEALTH BEHAVIOUR IN SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION COLLABORATIVE CROSS-NATIONAL SURVEY

 

Membership Overview

HBSC was initiated in 1982 by researchers from 3 countries and there are now 47 participating countries and regions, with more than 350 individual researchers. HBSC admits new countries within the European region of the WHO. In order to attain full membership status, a new country must successfully complete a survey and have their data accepted for inclusion in the international data file.

For countries or researchers outside the European region of the WHO, we have established a Linked Project system. Whilst linked researchers and projects are not official members of the HBSC Network nor can the Network validate their work, the creation of this system allows HBSC to participate in a wider global exchange. HBSC sees this as a step forward in increasing its transparency and engaging in greater scientific collegiality with colleagues around the world.