Middlesex League Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

Dates: 2017

State: Massachusetts

Client(s): Lahey Health

Service: Health Care & Public Health Planning

Technical Expertise: Behavioral Health, State and Local Public Health, Substance Use, Adolescent Health

In an effort to promote collaboration and better respond to the health needs of youth and families in the region, the Middlesex League in Massachusetts decided to conduct a collaborative Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), with support from Lahey Health. The YRBS assesses health behaviors and risks for middle and high school students. As part of this survey effort, JSI worked with seven school districts in the Middlesex League to develop, administer, and analyze and report results of the YRBS. Reports were developed for each district, as well as for the region overall, to compare district, regional, state, and national data and highlight key findings.