EH-16.9 Increase the proportion of the Nation’s elementary, middle, and high schools with community water systems that promote a healthy and safe physical school environment by inspecting drinking water outlets for coliforms

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)
55.2 (2006)
Target
60.7
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 9

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 requiring schools to periodically:

Test drinking water for coliform?

  1. Yes
  2. No

OR

During the past 12 months, was your school's drinking water tested for:

Coliforms?

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