The School Health Index (SHI): Self-Assessment & Planning Guide 2014 is an online self-assessment and planning tool that schools can use to improve their health and safety policies and programs. It's easy to use and completely confidential.
The SHI was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in partnership with school administrators and staff, school health experts, parents, and national nongovernmental health and education agencies to:
The SHI is based on CDC's research-based guidelines for school health programs, which identify the policies and practices most likely to be effective in reducing youth health risk behaviors.
The SHI 2014 features:
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation's Healthy Schools Program has adopted CDC's School Health Index as its assessment tool to help schools assess their current policies and practices as well as track progress over time.
The School Health Index (SHI): Self-Assessment & Planning Guide 2014 (and related materials) is available as an interactive, customizable online tool or downloadable, printable version.
The SHI has two activities that are to be completed by teams from your school: the eight self-assessment modules and a planning for improvement process:
For more information visit http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/shi/index.htm