Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020). Adolescent and School Health Surveys.
Identification of trends in youth health risk behaviors and in school health policies and practices are strategies CDC uses to achieve its mission to improve the health and quality of life of adolescents. CDC manages surveillance systems that collect, analyze, and disseminate critical data. These systems are School Health Profiles (Profiles) and the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS). The School Health Profiles (Profiles) is a system of surveys that provides representative data on school health policies and practices in states, large urban school districts and territories. Since 1994, Profiles has been conducted every 2 years by education and health agencies among middle and high school principals and lead health education teachers to learn about the status of school health education requirements and content; physical education and physical activity; practices related to bullying and sexual harassment; school health policies related to tobacco-use prevention and nutrition; school-based health services; family engagement and community involvement; and school health coordination.