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School Health Profiles (PROFILES)

School Health Profiles (Profiles) is part of a nationwide surveying effort led and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to assess school health policies and practices in states, large urban school districts, and territories.

Profiles surveys are conducted every two years 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 and physical activity
  • Practices related to bullying and sexual harassment
  • School health policies related to tobacco-use prevention and nutrition
  • School-based health services
  • Family engagement and community involvement
  • School health coordination

Data from individual principals, lead health education teachers, and schools are confidential. The CDC analyzed the data and then provided the results to each participating state.

In 2016, the Indiana State Department of Health conducted Profiles among public middle schools and high schools across the state. Two hundred sixty-one principals and 260 lead health education teachers participated. Profiles provides comparable local, state, and national data.

Indiana schools, health departments, and other youth-serving organizations can use the data to describe school health policies and practices, identify professional development needs, plan and monitor programs, support health-related policies and legislation, demonstrate the need for services when applying for grants, and garner support for future surveys.

Data by Year<

2016 Profiles


2014 Profiles



United States