State School Health Policy Database

Maintained/created by: National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)
Website: http://www.nasbe.org/healthy_schools/hs/index.php
Geographic unit of data: U.S. national

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Abstract:

Background

Users can view brief descriptions of laws and policies pertaining to the health of students Topics include: wellness policy, health education curriculum, school meal programs, physical activity, emergency response, bullying, and facility safety, among others. The State School Health Policy Database was developed by the National Association of State Boards of Education and is supported by the Division of Adolescent and School Health of the Centers (DASH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This database is useful for school policymakers interested in viewing strategies and policies across states and researchers and policy evaluators seeking to track changes in policies across the United States. Topics include: wellness policies, health education curriculum; school meal programs, school food environment, physical activity, drug-free schools, bullying, emergency response, tobacco use, air quality, pesticide use, and facility safety.

Data Notes

Users can view brief descriptions of laws and policies pertaining to the health of students. When possible, hyperlinks to full written policies are included. The database is updated regularly with new and revised laws and policies from across the United States.