Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) Update


Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System 
 October 2015

2014 School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS) Results Released
Today CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) released the 2014 School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS) results on the DASH Healthy Youth website at www.cdc.gov/shpps.

The release includes
A comprehensive report that includes results on the following topics:

  • health education
  • physical education and physical activity 
  • nutrition services and the school nutrition environment
  • health services
  • counseling, psychological, and social services
  • safe and healthy school environment
  • physical school environment
  • employee wellness
  • family engagement
  • community involvement
  • a fact sheet highlighting key 2014 results
  • a fact sheet highlighting trends over time (2000-2014)
  • all questionnaires
  • public-use datasets and technical documentation
SHPPS Background
SHPPS is a national study periodically conducted to assess school health policies and practices at the state, district, school, and classroom levels. SHPPS was conducted at each of these levels in 1994, 2000, and 2006. In 2012, SHPPS was conducted at the state and district levels. In 2014, SHPPS was conducted at the school and classroom levels. 

Learn More! For more information about SHPPS:
Website: www.cdc.gov/shppsPhone: 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)Email: nccddashinfo@cdc.gov

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