In the coming weeks we will be distributing the Healthy Youth Survey to all 10th and 12th grade students in their social studies classes. Washington State’s school-based youth health behavior survey is given every 2 years to students in grades 10 and 12 and the survey results are used for needs assessment, planning, program improvements and evaluation in schools, the county and other state stakeholder programs.
What this looks like:
- The survey provides crucial information about adolescent health risk behaviors to parents, the public, school officials, public health professionals, human service agencies and policymakers.
- The survey is used to identify trends and patterns supporting the evaluation of many different prevention, safety and health promotion initiatives.
- The survey is used to guide policy and improve programs of local health, county prevention coordinators, community mobilization coalitions, and community public health and safety networks that serve youth.
- The survey is used to provide data to community stakeholders for use in federal, state, local or private agency grant applications.