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School Wellness - Data

Data visualization.pngThe word data essentially means information.  Data provides information to on how well interventions work.  Gathering data overtime or from different sources allows you to see patterns, gaps, and determine where to put your efforts.  Data collection should occur at the local (school and district) level.  Include school and district level data into grant applications. The sites listed below will provide a balcony view of the data – providing information at the state and national level. Data visualization helps the user effectively communicate data analysis to others.
 
Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Weight
 
Oregon Specific Data
  • Oregon Healthy Teens (OHT) is Oregon's effort to monitor the health and well-being of adolescents. An anonymous and voluntary research-based survey, OHT is conducted among 8th and 11th graders statewide. The OHT survey incorporates two youth surveys that preceded it, the YRBS and the Student Drug Use Survey.(OHT) is Oregon's effort to monitor the health and well-being of adolescents. An anonymous and voluntary research-based survey, OHT is conducted among 8th and 11th graders statewide. The OHT survey incorporates two youth surveys that preceded it, the YRBS and the Student Drug Use Survey.
  • Oregon Healthy Growth Survey provides an important opportunity to understand and address childhood obesity in Oregon, and identify populations at greatest risk. It is the first to present body mass index (BMI) assessments for first, second and third grade students attending Oregon elementary schools. This information will serve as a baseline and be used to inform evidence-based prevention strategies designed to ensure healthy growth for all Oregon children.

National Data (Oregon profiles are included in some reports)

  • School Health Profiles monitors school health policies and practices in states, large urban school districts, territories, and tribal governments. Profiles surveys are conducted biennially by education and health agencies among middle and high school principals and lead health education teachers.

Food Insecurity Data

 

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