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School Health Policy and Practice Studies (SHPPS) Products Released

Posted over 4 years ago by Susan Zacharski

New 2012 School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS) Products Released

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's, Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) released 24 fact sheets reporting results from the 2012 School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS) on the SHPPS web site at www.cdc.gov/shpps.
The release includes 7 fact sheets that report national results on the following components of school health:
* Faculty and staff health promotion
* Health education
* Health services
* Mental health and social services
* Nutrition services
* Physical education
* Physical school environment
The release also includes 17 fact sheets that report national results on the following topics across all components of school health:
* Alcohol- or other drug-use prevention
* Asthma
* Crisis preparedness
* Food safety
* Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention
* Infectious disease prevention and control
* Injury prevention and safety
* Nutrition
* Physical activity
* Pregnancy prevention
* School health coordination
* School nutrition environment
* Sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevention
* Students with disabilities
* Suicide prevention
* Tobacco prevention and control
* Violence prevention
These fact sheets present highlights of results on particular school health components and topics published in Results from the School Health Policies and Practices Study 2012. The full report is available at http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/shpps/2012/pdf/shpps-results_2012.pdf.
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. School- and classroom-level data collection is currently in the field; those results will be available in 2015.
For more information about SHPPS:
* Web site: www.cdc.gov/shpps
* Phone: 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
* E-mail: nccddashinfo@...<nccddashinfo@...>
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Sheila Caldwell RN, BSN, CSN
NJ