Thursday, November 21, 2013

CDC School Health Profiles 2012 Results


Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) released the 2012 School Health Profiles (Profiles) results on the Profiles web site at www.cdc.gov/schoolhealthprofiles.

The release includes:
  • a comprehensive report that includes results from surveys conducted in:
    • 45 states
    • 16 large urban school districts
    • 4 territories
    • 2 tribal governments
  • a fact sheet describing Profiles and highlighting key 2012 results
  • a fact sheet for each state, large urban school district, territory, and tribal government that reports results from the 2012 Profiles and the 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey on:
    • HIV, other STD, and teen pregnancy prevention
    • the obesity epidemic
    • tobacco use
  • all questionnaires and item rationales
  • information on how to obtain Profiles datasets
Profiles Background:

The School Health Profiles (Profiles) is a system of surveys assessing school health policies and practices in states, large urban school districts, territories, and tribal governments. Profiles surveys are conducted biennially by education and health agencies among middle and high school principals and lead health education teachers. The Colorado Department of Education has funding to administer the Profiles every other spring in even numbered years. 

Profiles monitors the current status of:
  • school health education requirements and content
  • physical education and physical activity
  • school health policies related to HIV infection/AIDS, tobacco-use prevention, and nutrition
  • asthma management activities
  • family and community involvement in school health programs
  • school health coordination
For more information about Profiles:

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