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State and National Survey Data

New York State Youth Risk Behavior Survey

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) monitors health behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth - YRBSS | DASH | CDC.

The New York State Center for School Health (NYSCSH) is a contracted technical assistance center for the Education Department. The NYSCSH facilitates the administration of the New York State (NYS) YRBS to high schools randomly selected by the CDC in odd numbered years.

New York State School Health Profiles Survey

The CDC’s School Health Profiles (SHP) is a survey to assess school health policies and practices in schools - School Health Profiles | DASH | CDC.

The NYSCSH facilitates the administration of the NYS SHP to middle and high school principals randomly selected by the CDC  in even numbered years.  Surveyed principals are requested to provide the contact information for their lead health education teacher to complete a portion of the SHP. 


Resources developed from the New York State SHP and YRBS data can be found on the NYSCSH YRBS and SHP website.


These initiatives are supported by funding received from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.