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Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Discussion October 21st @ 7pm ABRHS Rm115N

posted Oct 13, 2015, 8:09 AM by Amy Bisiewicz
The Acton-Boxborough Schools will offer a panel discussion about an important health survey to be administered to students. 

Bi-annually Emerson Hospital coordinates this health survey with students in grades 6, 8, and 9-12 in order to learn about current behaviors and other factors that affect student health. The survey is implemented in eight school systems including Acton-Boxborough, and involves more than 10,000 participants who are asked to respond to a series of questions ranging from their sleep habits to their use of electronic devices to nutrition. The information gained from the survey is shared with school officials and members of the community so as to help improve health education for young people. 

The presentation will be held at the High School in room 115N at 7pm on October 21st and is open to the public.  The presentation will feature discussions of the survey format and administration, current health issues, and trends and patterns of student behaviors that affect their health. It will include results from the Spring 2014 survey as well as information about the upcoming Spring 2016 survey. Mr. Jim Byrne from Northeast Health Resources, who is also the survey coordinator, will lead the panel discussion and the follow up question and answer period. All are encouraged to attend this interesting and timely event.