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School Health Index

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has developed the School Health Index (SHI), a self-assessment and planning tool, to help schools identify strengths and weakness of their school’s health and safety policies and programs and to develop an action plan for improving student health.

The SHI is based on CDC's research-based guidelines for school health programs, which identify the policies and practices most likely to be effective in reducing youth health risk behaviors. The SHI contains 8 modules, structured around CDC's eight-component model of coordinated school health. This model highlights the importance of involving all eight components, which can have a powerful impact on student health behaviors.

Copies of the SHI are available free of charge. You can interactively complete, download, print, or order copies online or request a copy by email at cdcinfo@cdc.gov or by phone at 1-800-CDC-INFO.
Sept. 2012
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