The DASH Indicators for School Health Programs (also referred to as the Indicators) were developed by CDC to serve as a common set of measures for funded sites to report annual program progress. The Indicators provide data for program planning by allowing sites to examine trends in their programmatic efforts and track accomplishments over time.
The Indicators are:
- Specific in that they provide a clear description of what should be measured
- Expressed in a neutral and objective fashion, rather than as targets for achievement
- Measurable with either quantitative data or qualitative data
The Indicators track performance of coordinated school health program (CSHP), HIV Prevention, and asthma management (AM) projects within state, territorial, and local education agencies and tribal governments (SEAs, TEAs, LEAs, and TGs) in several topic areas. The chart below shows these topics along with the applicable program type.
The DASH Indicators for School Health Programs are only one component of process evaluation and may not cover all of your CDC DASH-funded activities. Your program staff may think of other performance measures that can be collected to monitor the progress of your program's development and implementation.
- Current versions of the DASH Indicators for School Health Programs
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