Results from the School Health Policies and Practices Study 2012

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2013

SHPPS is a national survey periodically conducted to assess school health policies and practices at the state, district, school, and classroom levels. SHPPS was conducted at all levels in 1994, 2000, and 2006. The 2012 study collected data at the state and district levels only. School- and classroom-level data collection will take place in 2014. SHPPS assesses the characteristics of eight components of school health: health education, physical education and activity, health services, mental health and social services, nutrition services, healthy and safe school environment, faculty and staff health promotion, and family and community involvement…

SHPPS was most recently conducted in 2012 to answer the following questions:
– What are the characteristics of each component of school health at the state and district level?
– Are there persons responsible for coordinating each school health program component, and what are their qualifications and educational backgrounds?
– What collaboration occurs among staff from each school health program component and with staff from outside agencies and organizations?
How have key policies and practices changed over time?
Trends over Time: 2000-2012 Adobe PDF file
Encouraging Trends in School Health Policies