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 designed 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?
The most recent results available are from state- and district-level data collected during 2012. In 2014, SHPPS collected school- and classroom-level data using 9 questionnaires. Results from SHPPS 2014 will be available in the summer of 2015.
*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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