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Sustaining a Safe and Healthy School Environment Every Day


SHPPS is a national study conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) every six years to assess the eight components of school health policies and programs: health education, physical education and activity, health services, mental health and social services, nutrition services, healthy and safe school environment, faculty and staff health promotion, and family and community involvement. Overall, Catholic schools compare favorably with public schools with respect to the maintenance of the physical school environment and the comprehensiveness of crisis preparedness plans, but the data show there are clear opportunities for improvement in several areas, such as addressing mold problems, monitoring indoor air quality, testing of drinking water, dealing with hazardous materials, and certain aspects of crisis preparedness plans.

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