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The Washington State Healthy Youth Survey



The Washington Healthy Youth Survey - October 18 to October 22, 2010

The Washington State Healthy Youth Survey measures health risk behaviors that contribute to morbidity, mortality, and social problems among youth in Washington State. These behaviors include alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, behaviors that result in unintentional and intentional injuries (e.g., violence), dietary behaviors, physical activity, and related risk and protective factors.

The survey results are an important source of needs-assessment data for school districts, community-based organizations, local health and human service agencies, and state agencies. The results are used to monitor the health status of adolescents and track progress on state and federal education and health-related goals.

The information from the Healthy Youth Survey may be used to identify trends in patterns of behavior over time. State-level results may also be used to compare national and other state-level results. State agencies, local health jurisdictions, county prevention coordinators, community mobilization coalitions, community public health and safety networks, and others use this information to guide policies and programs that serve youth.

The 2010 administration is the twelfth statewide survey of Washington's students.  Additional information regarding this survey is available in both an English flyer and a Spanish flyer sponsored by multiple agencies.

In the Enumclaw School District the Healthy Youth Survey will be administered on the following dates at these schools:

Enumclaw Middle School: Tuesday October 19, 2010 during Language Arts classes in 6th and 8th grade
Coordinator: Debra Schapiro, Counselor ~ 360-802-7159

Thunder Mountain Middle School: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 during Focus Classes for 6th and 8th grade
Coordinator: Sandy Wright, Counselor ~ 360-802-7547

Enumclaw High School: Wednesday, October 20, 2010, during Biology classes (10th grade) and American Government Classes (12th grade)
Coordinator: Paul Iacobazzi, Assistant Principal ~ 360-802-7678