The CDC surveys below provide data on health education and services provided by schools and health practices which youth engage in. Together the data offers opportunities for those working in schools to support both academic success and improved health outcomes for youth. The Center administers both surveys for the CDC on behalf of the NYS Education Department in opposite years. YRBS Survey collection ended in June 2017 and SHP Survey collection for selected schools will begin in Fall 2017.
Links Between Health and Academics-Why SHP and YRBS Data Matters to Schools
Data from the 2015 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) show that students with higher grades are less likely than their peers with lower grades to participate in certain risk behaviors. This data can show the need for funding, training, prevention programs, and raise awareness of health issues.
To view data, infographics, and resources showing these links in detail click here.
The School Health Profiles (Profiles) assess school health policies and practices in states, urban school districts, territories, and tribal governments. It is conducted every 2 years. Middle and high school principal and the lead health education teachers complete a self-administered questionnaire at each sampled school. Data from individual schools is kept confidential.
To view the NYS SHP page with information for schools click here.
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) also called the YRBS, is a nationwide survey which monitors students' health risks and behaviors related to weight and diet, physical activity, injury and violence, tobacco use, alcohol and other drug use, and sexual behaviors. It also monitors the prevalence of obesity and asthma. It is conducted every two years for students in grades 9–12. Data from individual students and schools is kept confidential.
To view the NYS YRBS page with information for schools, parents and guardians click here.
Additional Surveillance Studies