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EH-16.2 Data Details

EH-16.2 Increase the proportion of the Nation’s elementary, middle, and high schools that have a plan for how to address mold problems and promote a healthy and safe physical school environment

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (CDC/NCHHSTP)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
67.0 (2006)
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Number of schools that had the objective-specific program or practice
Total number of schools in sample
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the School Health Policies and Practices Study:


Physical School Environment

School Policy and Environment State Questionnaire - Public Use Version

The next section asks about the physical school environment, such as building maintenance, indoor air quality, pest control, and chemicals.

Has your district adopted a policy regarding how schools should address mold problems?

  1. Yes
  2. No


Does your school have a plan for how to address mold problems?

  1. Yes
  2. No
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable