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The School Health Profiles (Profiles) is a system of surveys assessing school health policies and practices in states, large urban school districts, territories, and tribal governments. Profiles surveys are conducted every 2 years by education and health agencies among middle and high school principals and lead health education teachers.

Profiles monitors the status of

  • School health education requirements and content
  • Physical education and physical activity
  • School health policies related to HIV infection/AIDS, tobacco-use prevention, and nutrition
  • Asthma management activities
  • Family and community involvement in school health programs
  • School health coordination

Profiles 2012 Overview [pdf 446K]
Background information on Profiles and examples of how Profiles data are used

Summary of Surveillance Activities


Results & Fact Sheets

Comprehensive Results
2012 Profiles Report [pdf 6.2MB]
Full report of the 2012 Profiles, including methods, short-term and long-term changes over time, and results

2012 Physical Education Profiles Report
Full report of the 2012 Lead Physical Education Teacher survey results

Youth Risk Behavior & School Health Policy Fact Sheets

Maps in Slide Format
2012 state Profiles results illustrated on U.S. maps

HIV, STD, and Pregnancy Prevention Fact Sheets

Chronic Disease Prevention Fact Sheets

Selected Topics Fact Sheets



participation map Participation Map, 2012 States and large urban school districts that participated in School Health Profiles

Participation History and Data Quality, 1996–2012

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