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Overview of DASH's Main Surveillance Activities
Summary of Surveillance Surveillance is the ongoing collection, analysis, and interpretation of data. CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) supports surveillance of youth risk behaviors and school health policies and practices.
Feature: CDC’s Youth Risk Surveys Provide Data to Improve Adolescent and School Health
group of teens CDC supports adolescent and school health efforts using three state-of-the-art monitoring systems designed to collect, analyze, and disseminate data on youth risk behaviors and school health policies and practices.

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System

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Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors six categories of priority health-risk behaviors, plus obesity and asthma, among adolescents at the national, state, territorial, tribal, and local levels.

Youth Online – Search and analyze national, state, and local YRBSS data.

National Youth Physical Activity and Nutrition Study – A school-based study conducted in 2010 to provide nationally representative data on behaviors and behavioral determinants related to nutrition and physical activity among high school students.


School Health Policies and Practices Study

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School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS) is a national survey periodically conducted by CDC to assess school health policies and practices at the state, district, school, and classroom levels.


School Health Profiles

School Health Profiles

School Health Profiles (Profiles) monitors school health policies and practices in states, large urban school districts, territories, and tribal governments. Profiles surveys are conducted biennially by education and health agencies among middle and high school principals and lead health education teachers.


Find Data by State, Locality, or Territory

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Indicators for School Health Programs

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Indicators for School Health Programs provides process evaluation data for activities conducted by DASH-funded partners. Indicators provide education and health agencies with a common set of measures to report annual progress and provide DASH with a common data set to report national program progress.


Related Activities

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Global School-based Student Health Survey (GSHS) is a school-based survey conducted primarily among students aged 13–15 years in countries around the world.

 

 
 
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