Video: What is the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey?

Each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) releases the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), which provides the most recent surveillance data on health behaviors and experiences among high school students across the country. The report data covers a range of topics, including sexual behavior, high-risk substance use, violence victimization, and mental health and suicide-related behaviors, that contribute to substantial morbidity for adolescents, including the risk for HIV and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Watch the video below to learn more about YRBS.

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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