School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS)
The School Health Policies and Practices Study* (SHPPS) is a national survey periodically conducted to assess school health policies and practices at the state, district, school, and classroom levels.
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?
*Formerly known as the School Health Policies and Programs Study.
Results & Fact Sheets
Results from the School Health Policies and Practices Study 2012
Full Report of the 2012 SHPPS [pdf 2.5M]
- Chapter 1: Background and Introduction
- Chapter 2: Methods
- Chapter 3: Health Education
- Chapter 4: Physical Education and Physical Activity
- Chapter 5: Health Services
- Chapter 6: Mental Health and Social Services
- Chapter 7: Nutrition Services and the School Nutrition Environment
- Chapter 8: Safe and Healthy School Environment
- Chapter 9: Physical School Environment
- Chapter 10: Faculty and Staff Health Promotion
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National Fact Sheets by Topic
National Fact Sheets by Component
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