School Health Profiles

The school health profiles (Profiles) assist state and local education and health agencies in monitoring and assessing characteristics of and trends in school health education; physical education; asthma management activities; school health policies related to HIV/AIDS prevention, tobacco-use prevention, violence prevention, physical activity, and nutrition; food service; and family and community involvement in school health programs.  Data from Profiles can be used to improve school heath programs.

Two questionnaires are used to collect data--one for school principals and one for lead health education teachers.  Results from the principal and lead health education surveys represent participating selected schools, grades 6 through 12.  The results are weighted and are representative of all regular secondary schools in Arkansas having at least one of grades 6 through 12.

The Profiles questionnaires were developed by the Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH), National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with representatives of state, local, and territorial departments of health and education.

Arkansas School Health Profiles Report

For more information, please contact:

Aaron Nooner, School Health Surveillance Coordinator
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
School Health Services
4 Capitol Mall, Mail Slot 14
Little Rock, AR 72201
Office: 501-683-3607
Fax: 501-682-4886