2006 Georgia Physical Activity Surveillance Report. This report includes information about the physical activity behaviors, organizational policies and environmental features supporting physical activity, the costs of inactivity, and strategies to promote physical activity in Georgia.
- Policies and Environments supporting health
The School Health Profiles Survey has been conducted in Georgia in
spring 2002 and 2006. School principals and lead health education teachers from a
representative sample of public middle and high schools completed the survey.
Survey topics included health education requirements, health education
coordination, physical education and physical activity programs, tobacco
prevention policies, nutrition-related policies and practices, violence
prevention, asthma management, and HIV prevention programs and policies.
The Georgia Worksite Health Promotion Policies and Practices Survey
was conducted for the first time in 2002. This cross-sectional survey was adapted
from the 1999 National Worksite Health Promotion Survey. The survey consisted of
69 questions relating to worksite policies and environments affecting physical
activity, nutrition, and smoking practices of Georgia workers. Topics addressed
include screenings, health education or behavior change programs, disease
management programs, worksite opportunities for physical activity, healthy
eating opportunities at the worksite, smoking policies, and funding of worksite
2004 Georgia Health Plan Survey Report
The Georgia Health Plan Policies and Practices Survey was conducted for the
first time in 2004. The survey instrument was adapted from existing tools in
Montana and New York. It included topics on policies and guidelines for
primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease; counseling
and health education on physical activity, nutrition, and tobacco cessation;
and assessment and counseling for high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Links to instruments used to collect data on policy and environmental change in Georgia can be found on the Chronic Disease, Injury, and Environmental Epidemiology Section webpage.
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)
The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) was developed in 1990 to monitor priority health risk behaviors that contribute markedly to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth and adults in the United States. Data is collected every two years from a paper and pencil survey and is representative of high school students in public and private schools in the United States.
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) was developed to monitor state-level prevalence of the major behavioral risks among adults associated with premature morbidity and mortality. Data is collected annually from a telephone survey and is representative of adults aged 18 years and older in each state.
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is the Nation's principal health statistics agency. Data is collected from birth and death records, medical records, interview surveys, and through direct physical exams and laboratory testing.
Health People 2010
In January 2000, the Department of Health and Human Services launched Healthy People 2010, a comprehensive, nationwide health promotion and disease prevention agenda. Healthy People 2010 contains 467 objectives designed to serve as a road map for improving the health of all people in the United States during the first decade of the 21st century.