School Health Profiles

Published: 9/12/2013 8:13 AM

The School Health Profiles (Profiles) is a system of surveys developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to assess school health policies and programs in states and large urban school districts. The Profiles survey is conducted in Kentucky biennially among middle and high school principals and lead health education teachers.


Profiles monitors the current status of:
  • School health education requirements and content
  • Physical education requirements
  • Health services
  • Nutrition-related policies and practices
  • Family and community involvement in school health programs
  • School health policies on HIV and AIDS prevention, tobacco-use prevention, violence prevention, and physical activity
  • Professional preparation and staff development for lead health education teachers
Profiles data is used to:
  • Compare school health policies and programs across the state
  • Identify health education topics and skills that are taught
  • Identify topics for staff development
  • Improve school health programs and policies
  • Determine how well schools address the health and safety needs of their students

In Spring 2012, Kentucky was able to obtain weighted data for both the principal and lead health education teacher surveys. The results are contained in the documents below:

Trend Analysis Report.pdf

Principal Survey Results Report.pdf

Teacher Survey Results Report.pdf

Profiles Data Set Request Form
Stephanie Bunge
Office of Next-Generation Learners
Division of Program Standards
500 Mero Street, 18th Floor CPT
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-2106
Fax (502) 564-9848