Demissie Z, Brener ND, McManus T, Shanklin SL, Hawkins J, Kann L. 2013. School health profiles: Characteristics of health programs among secondary schools. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 205 pp.
Annotation: This report summarizes findings from state, local, territorial, and tribal surveys of principals and lead health education teachers in middle and high schools to measure school health policies and practices. The broad focus is on 5 of the 8 components of coordinated school health including health education, physical education, health services, healthy and safe school environment, and family and community involvement. The report also provides data on the percentage of secondary schools in a jurisdiction that are implementing recommended policies and practices to address critical health problems faced by children and adolescents (School Level Impact Measures). Finally, the report examines both long- and short-term trends in school health policies and practices among states and cities.
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Keywords: Family school relations, Health policy, Physical education, School health education, School health programs, School health services, School safety, Statistics, Surveys, Trends