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School Health Policies and Programs Study (SHPPS)

Topic/focus:  General Health and Nutrition, Other
Year(s):  1994, 2000, 2006 (2012 Planned)
Source:  National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Study and sample characteristics:  Interview and survey
Universe:  States, school districts, schools, and classrooms for elementary, middle/junior high, and senior high schools
Variables:  Varies depending on dataset use
Access:  Publically available
Cost:  Free
Key web links:  School Health Policies and Programs Study (SHPPS)
Primary Institutional Contact:  EDRC Coordinator (tchelius@mcw.edu)

Summary:  The SHPPS is a national survey designed to collect information on school health policies and programs at the state, district, school, and classroom levels for elementary, middle/junior high, and senior high schools. The SHPPS contains data describing eight school health program components: health education, physical education and activity, health services, mental health and social services, food service, school policy and environment, faculty and staff health promotion, and family and community involvement.
 

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