The Health services Assessment Tool for Schools, or “HATS” for short, is designed to help school districts and states assess the quality and comprehensiveness of school health services, the level of infrastructure to support those services, and the strength and implementation of school health services policies and protocols. The tool sets a "gold standard" benchmark for comprehensive school health services that districts and states can work toward. It is intended as a self-assessment tool, not a way to evaluate school districts and/or states.
School districts and states can use this self-scoring online tool to identify areas of strength and weakness and track improvements over time. Completing this tool is an important first step toward evaluating and improving school health services policies, practices, and infrastructure, with the ultimate goal of improving the health and well-being of all students.
The HATS was developed the American Academy of Pediatrics in partnership with: