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ECBP-2.1 Data Details

ECBP-2.1 Increase the proportion of elementary, middle, and senior high schools that provide comprehensive school health education to prevent health problems in all priority areas

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (CDC/NCHHSTP)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
25.6 (2006)
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Number of elementary, middle, and senior high schools that provide health education on all key behavior and content areas
Number of elementary, middle, and senior high schools
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2006 School Health Policies and Programs Study:


Now I'd like to ask which health education topics are taught in any of the required courses that we've listed. Please give me the numbers of the topics your school teaches at some time in required courses.

  1. None of these topics
  2. Alcohol and other drug use prevention
  3. Conflict resolution/violence prevention
  4. Dietary behaviors and nutrition
  5. Environmental health
  6. HIV prevention
  7. Injury prevention and safety
  8. Physical activity and fitness
  9. Pregnancy prevention
  10. Sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevention
  11. Suicide prevention
  12. Tobacco use prevention
  13. Other (List additional topics here): __________
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

Starting with the 2012 survey, the name of the SHPPS survey was changed from the School Health Policies and Programs Study to the School Health Policies and Practices Study.

A school is considered to provide health education on key risk behavior and content areas if it reports having required courses on all the topics listed in the Numerator question.

This objective is adapted from a measure in Healthy People 2010 objective 7.2a, which tracked the proportion of secondary schools that included instruction in six key behavioral areas (unintentional and intentional injury, tobacco use, alcohol and other drug use, sexual behaviors, unhealthy dietary behaviors, physical inactivity) in their health education program.