ECBP-2.1 Increase the proportion of elementary, middle, and senior high schools that provide comprehensive school health education to prevent health problems in all priority areas

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)
25.6 (2006)
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Number of elementary, middle, and senior high schools that provide health education on all key behavior and content areas
Number of elementary, middle, and senior high schools
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2006 School Health Policies and Programs Study:


Now I'd like to ask which health education topics are taught in any of the required courses that we've listed. Please give me the numbers of the topics your school teaches at some time in required courses.

  1. None of these topics
  2. Alcohol and other drug use prevention
  3. Conflict resolution/violence prevention
  4. Dietary behaviors and nutrition
  5. Environmental health
  6. HIV prevention
  7. Injury prevention and safety
  8. Physical activity and fitness
  9. Pregnancy prevention
  10. Sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevention
  11. Suicide prevention
  12. Tobacco use prevention
  13. Other (List additional topics here): __________
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective


Methodology Notes

The School Health Policies and Programs Study (SHPPS) is a national survey periodically conducted to assess school health policies and practices at the state, district, school, and classroom levels. SHPPS was most recently conducted in 2006. SHPPS also was conducted in 2000 and 1994; the next SHPPS is planned for 2012.

A school is considered to provide health education on key risk behavior and content areas if they report having required courses on all the topics listed in the question.