The CDC School Health Profiles (Profiles) assess school health policies and practices in states, urban school districts, territories, and tribal governments. They are conducted every 2 years. Middle and high school principal and the lead health education teachers complete a self-administered questionnaire at each sampled school. In NYS, the NYSCSH conducts this survey on behalf of the NY State Education Department. 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 CDC 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. The Center administers the YRBS on behalf of the CDC and NYS Education Department. To view the NYS YRBS page and information for schools, parents and guardians click here.