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Data Resources Provided by Healthy Schools

It has been said that data drives decisions. So that school districts can better identify their health and wellness conditions and needs, there are many different data delivery systems that they can access. Use the links given below for accessing state and local wellness data.

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey

Adolescence and School Health - School Health Profiles
The School Health Profiles (Profiles) is a system of surveys assessing school health policies and practices in states, large urban school districts, territories, and tribal governments. Profiles surveys are conducted every 2 years by education and health agencies among middle and high school principals and lead health education teachers.

The School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS) is a national survey periodically conducted to assess school health policies and practices at the state, district and classroom levels.

Data briefs relating to school health topics found on the Centers for Mississippi Health Policy website include:

  • Implementing Sex-related Education in Mississippi Public Schools (2013)
  • What do Mississippi Parents Think About Sex-related Education in Public Schools (2011)
  • Assessing the Impact of the Impact of the Mississippi Healthy Students Act (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • School Nurses in Mississippi (2009, 2010, 2011)
  • Mississippi Initiatives to Address Childhood Obesity (2008)
  • School Based Administrative Claiming (2007)
  • The 2006 School Wellness Principal Survey (2007)
  • Prevalence of Overweight Among Children and Youth in Mississippi: A Comparison between 2003 and 2005 (2007)
  • Childhood Obesity in Mississippi - Prevalence and Trends (2006)