Data Impacting Schools and Youth
The following links provide information regarding health and safety in our schools.
School Health Index (SHI) - The SHI is a 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.
Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT) - HECAT can help school districts, schools, and others conduct a clear, complete, and consistent analysis of health education curricula.
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (ARABIS) - ARABIS monitors priority health-risk behaviors and the prevalence of obesity and asthma among youth and young adults.
School Health Survey - The School Health Survey is required per the Texas Education Code §38.0141. The survey will gather information on the implementation of school health-related policies and programs. The information will be used to develop reports, respond to legislative inquiries, and create relevant training and technical assistance systems to support districts in implementing school health programs.
Texas specific fact sheets for obesity, tobacco and HIV I.
Additionally, Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) has created the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey (YRBS) Data Widget, a small web program that you can put right on your agency’s web page to help disseminate YRBS results quickly and conveniently. It displays YRBS results from the site you choose for selected behaviors and provides links to the new and improved Youth Online for users who want more details. More information about the YRBS Data Widget will be available at www.cdc.gov/widgets on June 3.
Health and Safety
Texas Education Agency
1701 N. Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701
Page last modified on 2/14/2012.