EH-16.6 Increase the proportion of the Nation’s elementary, middle, and high schools that promote a healthy and safe physical school environment by reducing exposure to pesticides by informing students and staff prior to application of the pesticide

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
No
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
65.4 (2006)
Target
71.9
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of schools that had the objective-specific program or practice
Denominator
Total number of schools in sample
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the School Health Policies and Practices Study:

[NUMERATOR:]

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.

Does your district require or recommend that schools inform staff, students, and parents prior to the application of pesticide?

  1. Required
  2. Recommend
  3. Neither

OR

During the past 12 months, how often:

Were staff and students informed prior to the application of pesticide?

  1. Never
  2. Rarely
  3. Sometimes
  4. Almost Always or Always
  5. N/A
Data Collection Frequency
Periodic
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable