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SUBJECT:  Results from School Health Profiles, Youth Risk Behavior Survey and Youth Tobacco Survey

LISTSERVE MESSAGE DATE:  October 25, 2013

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, in collaboration with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), conducts bi-annual surveys of public middle and high school students to track progress in efforts to reduce health risk behaviors among youth.  The reports summarizing key findings can be found on the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s web site (click here).

Missouri School Health Profiles:  2012 Key Findings – School buildings with any of the grades six through 12 are randomly selected to participate in the School Health Profile.  One questionnaire was sent to the building principal addressing school health policies and programs.  Another questionnaire was to be completed by the lead health education teacher and the survey focused on health curriculum and instruction. 

Health Risk Behaviors among Missouri Middle and High School Students (2013 YRBS) – This report summarizes key findings from the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and 2013 Youth Tobacco Survey (YTS), including results from previous years that demonstrate changes over time.

A special thank you is extended to the principals, teachers and students who participated and completed the questionnaires to generate the results for the surveys.

Craig Rector, Coordinator

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Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education