Sherry Everett Jones

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OBJECTIVES We examined the extent to which schools in the United States have health-promoting policies, programs, and facilities. METHODS We analyzed data from the School Health Policies and Programs Study 2000. RESULTS We found that public schools (vs private and Catholic schools), urban schools (vs rural and suburban schools), and schools with larger(More)
  • Shi, Jacquee Albers, Maria P Alexander, Eduardo A Alvarado, Kathy M Anderson, Harriet Arvey +143 others
  • 2014
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)
INTRODUCTION Joint use or shared use of public school facilities provides community access to facilities for varied purposes. We examined a nationally representative sample of school districts in the United States to identify characteristics associated with having a formal joint use agreement (JUA) and with the kinds of uses to which JUAs apply. METHODS(More)
INTRODUCTION According to the World Health Organization, the 10 leading risk factor causes of death in high-income countries are tobacco use, high blood pressure, overweight and obesity, physical inactivity, high blood glucose, high cholesterol, low fruit and vegetable intake, urban air pollution, alcohol use, and occupational risks. We examined the(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)
INTRODUCTION Active school transport, such as by walking or biking, increases physical activity levels, which has health and academic benefits for children. We examined school demographic and other characteristics to determine their association with the percentage of students who walk or bike to school. METHODS We analyzed data from the Centers for(More)
BACKGROUND: Childhood exposure to adverse experiences has been associated with adult asthma, smoking, sexually
BACKGROUND Cigarette and alcohol use are common among youth. We examined sources of cigarettes and alcohol among youth who were current cigarette and alcohol users. METHODS We analyzed nationally representative data from the 2009 and 2011 national Youth Risk Behavior Surveys-biennial, school-based surveys of high school students in the United States.(More)
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