Health Data and Resources

Student health behavior data and research help to inform school health program priorities and implementation. Access the latest health data, such as fitness test results and California Healthy Kids Survey reports or learn more about health topic-specific reports, research, and resources.

California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS)
Comprehensive youth health, risk and resiliency survey and school, district, and county reports. Core modules assess alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, school violence correlates, physical activity and nutrition. Supplementary and custom modules can be added to assess resilience and youth development, alcohol, tobacco and other drug use-related problems, suicide ideation and attempts, sexual behavior, and physical health. A variety of Research Reports based on the CHKS data, including connections to academic performance, are also available online.

California Physical Fitness Test (PFT)
Physical fitness test results by school, district, and county. The PFT is required for students in grades five, seven, and nine, and uses the FITNESSGRAM to assess six areas of fitness.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Podcasts
Choose from a wide variety of health and safety topics and get accurate and reliable updated information with these podcasts. These podcasts are designed for kids and adults.

Child Trends
This research organization provides rigorous research, unbiased analyses, and clear communication for creating public policies and interventions that improve the lives and prospects of children, youth, and their families.

Team California for Healthy After Schools (TCHAS)
Find a structure and process and a wealth of resources, examples, and tools to create healthy expanded learning environments in the areas of nutrition and physical activity.

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)
Priority health-risk behaviors and the prevalence of obesity and asthma among American youth and young adults. The YRBSS includes a national school-based survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state, territorial, tribal, and local surveys conducted by state, territorial, and local education and health agencies and tribal governments.

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