The School Health Index is a self-assessment and planning guide that will enable you to:
  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses of your school’s policies and programs for promoting health and safety
  • Develop an action plan for improving student health and safety, customizable to your school
  • Build a team to help you make your school a healthy school


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Why Use the School Health Index?

The School Health Index will help you to provide your students with the knowledge and skills to lead healthy lives. Healthy students learn better. Studies show that healthy students:

  • Perform better on tests
  • Get better grades
  • Attend school more often
  • Behave better in class.


The Healthy Schools Program & School Health Index

The Healthy Schools Program has adopted the CDC’s School Health Index to help schools assess their progress in our program. We have identified those best practices in the School Health Index that are core to a healthy school. These are identified in our Framework of Best Practices and are indicated as “Required” questions. Answering and implementing these best practices may qualify a school for our National Healthy School Award, as noted by the Bronze, Silver and Gold badges throughout the website.