School Health Policies and Practices Study
Starting with the 2012 survey, the name of the SHPPS survey was changed from the School Health Policies and Program Study to the School Health Policies and Practices Study. This survey is the largest, most comprehensive assessment of school health policies and practices in the U.S. It is conducted at the state, district, school, and classroom levels nationwide. SHPSS assesses the characteristics of 8 components of school health at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. SHPSS is designed to answer the following questions: (1) What are the characteristics of each component of school health at the state, district, school, and classroom level? (2) Are there persons responsible for coordinating and delivering each component, and what are their qualifications and educational background? (3) What collaboration occurs among staff from each component with staff from outside agencies and organizations? (4) How have key policies changed over time?
Kann L, Brenner ND, Wechsler H. Overview and Summary: School Health Policies and Program Study 2006. Journal of School Health 77(8): 385-397.
http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/shpps/index.htm. Accessed August 8, 2010.