Additional data regarding SHPPS
methods are available online (6).
assesses the characteristics of school-based components including health education; physical education and physical activity; nutrition environment and services; health services; counseling, psychological, and social services; social and emotional climate; physical environment; employee wellness; family engagement; and community involvement.
is a national survey periodically conducted to assess school health policies and practices at the state, district, school and classroom levels.
is a national survey of all states and a sample of districts and schools that is conducted to assess school health policies and programs (Burgeson et al.
30) The full SHPPS
includes data at the state, district, school, and classroom levels.
To continue building on the relationships and knowledge base established during the fielding of SHPPS
2006 is an exciting endeavor," said James Ross, senior vice president for ICF International.
First, the SHPPS
questions differ in some ways from the nutrition standards for school meals.
This finding correlates with SHPPS
2000 results, which found that health services were being provided in 76.
Based on the findings from SHPPS
, to meet this objective, an 11% increase is needed in the percentage of middle/junior and senior high schools that implement HIV- and STD-prevention education programs.
2006 addresses this need by providing an updated description of school health programs nationwide.
1994 was the first national study to measure policies and programs across 5 school health program components: health education; physical education; health services; nutrition services; and health policies prohibiting tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use and violence.
2006 examined 8 components of school health programs: health education, physical education and activity, health services, mental health and social services, nutrition services, healthy and safe school environment, faculty and staff health promotion, and family and community involvement.