School Health Profiles

2012 School Health Profiles

The School Health Profiles (Profiles) is a system of surveys assessing school health policies and programs. The Profiles surveys are conducted biennially by the School Health programs in the South Dakota Departments of Education and Health. Profiles data are collected from self-administered questionnaires from the principal and the lead health education teacher at randomly selected secondary schools. At least 70% of the principals and lead health education teachers in the sample must have completed the survey in order to obtain weighted data. Weighted data represent the state, whereas unweighted data represent only the schools that completed the questionnaire.

Profiles monitors the current status of:

• 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

Fact Sheets
Profiles 2012 – Chronic Disease Prevention - South Dakota Secondary Schools
Profiles 2012 – Selected Topics – South Dakota Secondary Schools
Profiles 2012 – HIV, STD, and Pregnancy Prevention – South Dakota Secondary Schools

Useful Links:

Good and Healthy South Dakota Schools


Karen Keyser, Health and Physical Education Specialist, 605-220-6453