School Health Index


Schools can use this online self-assessment and planning tool to improve their health and safety policies and programs. It's designed to be easy to use and completely confidential. 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.

Downloadable Items include SHI for Elementary Schools, SHI for Middle and High Schools, and SHI Brochure.


Cost-neutral and low-cost behavioral interventions to facilitate better student choices in school cafeterias.  Based on behavioral economics principles and highly evidence-based. Assesses eight components of coordinated school health. The purpose of the SHI is to help the school identify the strengths and weaknesses of its health and safety policies and programs and develop a plan for improvement.

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