CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health has released 11 new fact sheets from the 2014 School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS), now available on the Healthy Youth website. Each fact sheet summarizes results from a topic or a component of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model. The release includes fact sheets about the following topics: Alcohol or other drug use prevention; counseling, psychological, and social services; health education; health services; HIV prevention; integrated pest management; physical school environment; pregnancy prevention; STD prevention; suicide prevention; and violence prevention. Click here to access the fact sheets and the results from SHPPS.
SHPPS is a national study periodically conducted to assess school health policies and practices at the state, district, school, and classroom levels. SHPPS was conducted at each of these levels in 1994, 2000, and 2006. In 2012, SHPPS was conducted at the state and district levels. In 2014, SHPPS was conducted at the school and classroom levels. Data collection for 2016, conducted at the district level only, is in progress. Results will be released in 2017.