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This paper reports an evaluative research being carried out in relation to the Program of Health-Promoting Schools developed by the Department I of Public Health and Mental Health -Psychology, UBA-. Based on the evidence about health promotion in schools, this research uses an "ex - ante" type design, using quantitative and qualitative techniques that are applied in different stages (pre-diagnosis, baseline, process and outputs). Here are described the results so far and the instruments to be applied to establish a consistent baseline adjusted to the needs of the four objectives of the Program. Those are: a) Transforming schools into physical and psychosocial health field, b ) Impinge positively on health behaviors of students, c) Insert the health promotion in the educational institutions projects; d) Improve the link between schools and health services.
Keywords : Health Promotion; Evaluative research; Health promoting schools.