CDC's 2020 School Health Profiles Report (Profiles) is now available online along with 2020 state-specific results illustrated on U.S. maps. Conducted biannually since 1996, Profiles measures progress in the implementation of school policies and practices to help improve the health of school-aged youth. Education and health officials can use Profiles data to support health-related policies and legislation. States and school districts can use the data to plan and monitor school programs and identify professional development needs.
The 2020 Profiles indicates the following increases at the school level, among 50% or more of states:
The 2020 Profiles also indicates the following increases at the district level, among 50% or more of states:
Findings from the 2020 Profiles report show progress among many school health policies and practices, and also suggest several areas for improvement. The goal is to continue to monitor progress while working towards creating healthier and supportive schools where students can
More information on the 2020 Profiles is available here. Get answers to common questions, request data files, and download the Profiles questionnaires.
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