Results from the CDC's 2014 School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS)
Tuesday, November 3, 2015: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
This session will provide an overview of the findings from the 2014 School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS). Sponsored and conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), SHPPS is the largest, most comprehensive assessment of school health programs in the United States. SHPPS was conducted previously in 1994, 2000, 2006, and 2012. The 2014 study provides results from a nationally representative sample of public and private elementary, middle, and high schools. This information was obtained through face-to-face computer-assisted personal interviews conducted in schools with administrators, teachers, school nurses, school counselors, food service managers, and other school staff. The presentations will include a summary of results in the areas of health education, physical education and physical activity, health services, counseling, psychological, and social services, nutrition environment and services, social and emotional climate, physical environment, employee wellness, family engagement, and community involvement.
Session Objectives: Describe the methods used for the 2014 School Health Policies and Practices Study.
List three key findings of the 2014 School Health Policies and Practices Study.
Identify one strength and one weakness in school health programs in the United States based on study findings.
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Organized by: School Health Education and Services