THE OHIO HEALTHY YOUTH ENVIRONMENT SURVEY
Ohio Healthy Youth Environments Survey (OHYES!) is a youth survey designed to measure the health risk behaviors and environmental factors that impact youth health and safety. The survey gathers information on issues like alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, unintentional and intentional injuries, physical health, activity, and well-being, and related environmental risk and protective factors. OHYES! is an important source of needs-assessment data for school districts, community-based organizations, local health and human service agencies, and state agencies. The survey results will allow tracking of progress toward local, state, and federal education and health-related goals. Trends in patterns of behavior over time may be identified using the information from the OHYES!. State-level results may also be used to compare national and other state-level results. State agencies, local health, and behavioral health organizations, prevention providers, community coalitions, community safety networks, and others use this information to guide policies and programs that serve youth. To date, both the Ohio Valley Local School District and the Manchester Local School The district has been participating. The Adams County Medical Foundation uses this data to find local problem areas of focus for their local school districts and the Adams County community.
website link: http://www.ohyes.ohio.gov/