Today, CDC released district-level findings from the 2016 School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS).
To access these materials and learn more about SHPPS, visit this link.
Today, CDC released district-level findings from the 2016 School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS) on their website. SHPPS is a national study periodically conducted to assess school health policies and practices.
Less than two percent of districts had policies requiring schools to provide health services such as testing for HIV, STDs, and pregnancy.
These new district-level data suggest that while progress has been made in many areas, much remains to be done. SHPPS data show:
School policies and practices play an important role in supporting student health. Reversing the decline in school-based substance use, HIV, and STD prevention education and services is essential to protecting the health and well-being of American children.
Included in this new report are results on several health-related school policies and practices such as health education, health services and counseling, psychological and social services, and healthy and safe school environments. Additional materials include two fact sheets highlighting key 2016 results and trends over time (2000-2016). To access these materials and learn more about SHPPS, visit this link.