• School Health Index

    The School Health Index (SHI): Self-Assessment & Planning Guide 2014 is an online self-assessment and planning tool that districts can use to improve their health and safety policies and programs. It's easy to use and completely confidential.

    The SHI was developed by CDC in partnership with school administrators and staff, school health experts, parents, and national nongovernmental health and education agencies to

         · Enable schools to identify strengths and weaknesses of health and safety policies and programs

         · Enable schools to develop an action plan for improving student health, which can be incorporated into the School Improvement Plan

         · Engage teachers, parents, students, and the community in promoting health-enhancing behaviors and better health

    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.

    Long Branch first utilized these guidelines in 2013 to evaluate our performance and needs and updated our progress in spring of 2016.