Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) (SB 389)

February 19, 2018

Media Contact Kristi Zukovich, 316-491-8419

The Senate Education committee held a hearing on Thursday, February 15 at 1:30 p.m. changing the requirements for student surveys under the Student Data Privacy Act. KHF is supportive of changes that help to encourage greater participation and higher quality data on surveys like YRBS. for The YRBS is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) program to monitor priority health risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death, disability and social problems among America’s youth. YRBS remains the most effective way to gather health data about Kansas youth, and having the best data possible is based on a qualifying number of schools participating in the data collection.

Read KHF testimony on SB 389.

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