Healthy Living Through Environment, Policy and Improved Clinical Care (EPICC) Program

Data and Research

School Health Profiles

School Health Profiles (Profiles) is a survey of school health policies and practices in states. Profiles is conducted every 2 years by the Utah Department of Health. Profiles monitors the status of:

  • School health education requirements
  • Physical education and physical activity
  • Asthma and other chronic disease management activities
  • Family and community involvement in school health programs and activities
  • Policies to protect students from unintentional injury

Here is a summary of results from the 2012 Survey (PDF).

Youth Risk Behavior Survey

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is a survey of adolescents conducted in every state every 2 years. YRBS monitors health-risk behaviors including:

  • Behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence
  • Alcohol and other drug use
  • Tobacco use
  • Unhealthy dietary behaviors
  • Inadequate physical activity

Here is a summary of results from the 2011 Survey (PDF).

Publications

Book cover: The Association Between School-Based Physical Activity, Including Physical Education, and Academic Performance

The Association Between School-Based Physical Activity, Including Physical Education, and Academic Performance
This is a literature review that examines the exisiting research on the relationship between school-based physical activity, including physical education, and academic performance.

Shape of the Nation Report Shape of the Nation Report
This report provides status of physical education in each of the states and the District of Columbia.