School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS)

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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 conducted at the following levels during each cycle:

Level 1994 2000 2006 2012 2014 2016
State x x x x
District x x x x x
School x x x x
Classroom x x x x

SHPPS was designed to answer the following questions:

  • What are the characteristics of each component of school health at the state, district, school, and classroom levels?
  • 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?

Comprehensive results and fact sheets from SHPPS 2016 are available on the SHPPS Results page.

*Formerly known as the School Health Policies and Programs Study.