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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

CDC Releases 2010 School Health Profiles Survey Results

CDC Releases 2010 School Health Profiles Survey Results

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) is pleased to announce the release of the 2010 School Health Profiles (Profiles) survey results click:

The report  click:, School Health Profiles 2010: Characteristics of Health Programs Among Secondary Schools in Selected U.S. Sites, includes results from surveys conducted in 49 states, 19 large urban school districts, 5 territories, and 2 tribal governments that obtained weighted data.

The Profiles surveys have been conducted every 2 years since 1996 by education and health agencies among middle and high school principals and lead health education teachers.
Profiles monitors —
• School health education requirements and content
• Physical education requirements
• School health policies related to HIV infection/AIDS, tobacco-use prevention, and nutrition
• Asthma management activities
• Family and community involvement in school health programs

Accompanying fact sheets for the report click: focus on
• Chronic disease prevention
• Selected topics (health education; HIV, STD, and pregnancy prevention; asthma management; and      school health coordination)
• Combined Youth Risk Behavior Survey and Profiles results (related to obesity, sexual risk behaviors, and tobacco use)

Be sure to check out the updated PowerPoint map presentations click: that provide relative results showing how states compare in school health policies and practices.
In addition, the CDC’s “Did You Know?” click: Web feature for August 19th highlights the Profiles data release.
Check the Web page for information about syndicating click: the “Did You Know?” content on your Web site and registering for the weekly e-mails.

For additional information, please contact Nancy Brener, PhD, Division of Adolescent and School Health, at 770-488-6184.

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