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.
Comprehensive results and fact sheets from SHPPS 2016 are available on the SHPPS Results page.
The CDC Vending Machine Study, which was conducted as part of SHPPS 2014, is available now. Data and documentation are coming soon.
SHPPS was conducted at the following levels during each cycle:
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?
*Formerly known as the School Health Policies and Programs Study.