Health Promotion in Socially Vulnerable Youth: Sports as a Powerful Vehicle?

Published on Mar 1, 2021in Health Promotion Practice
路 DOI :10.1177/1524839919874751
Karen Van der Veken3
Estimated H-index: 3
(UGent: Ghent University),
Sara Willems24
Estimated H-index: 24
(UGent: Ghent University),
Emelien Lauwerier7
Estimated H-index: 7
(UGent: Ghent University)
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Abstract
Community sport has emerged in the past decades and uses sports as a lever to improve health and well-being among socially disadvantaged youth. Despite this premise, we do not know whether and to w...
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