The following provided assistance to the development of the School Health Index. The affiliations listed are those of the contributors at the time they participated. Introduction Why Use the School Health Index? Promoting healthy and safe behaviors among students is an important part of the fundamental mission of schools, which is to provide young people… (More)
BACKGROUND Policies set at the state, district, and school levels can support and enhance a healthy and safe school environment. METHODS The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducts the School Health Policies and Programs Study every 6 years. In 2006, computer-assisted telephone interviews or self-administered mail questionnaires were completed… (More)
BACKGROUND As society continues to focus on the importance of academic achievement, the physical environment of schools should be addressed as 1 of the critical factors that influence academic outcomes. The School Health Policies and Programs Study (SHPPS) 2006 provides, for the first time, a comprehensive look at the extent to which schools have… (More)
BACKGROUND: Childhood exposure to adverse experiences has been associated with adult asthma, smoking, sexually
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