School-Based Health Surveys

Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

The Indiana Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is part of a nationwide surveying effort led and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor students' health risks and behaviors in six categories, including weight and diet, physical activity, injury and violence, tobacco use, alcohol and other drug use, and sexual behaviors. The YRBS is conducted every two years among a representative group of Indiana students in grades 9–12. Data from individual students and schools are confidential. The CDC analyzes the data and provides the results to each participating state. Please click here for more information on the Indiana YRBS, including the most recent results.

School Health Profiles (Profiles)

School Health Profiles (Profiles) is part of a nationwide surveying effort led and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to assess school health policies and practices in states, large urban school districts, and territories. Profiles surveys are conducted every two years among middle and high school principals and lead health education teachers. Profiles monitors the current status of

  • School health education requirements and content
  • Physical education and physical activity
  • Practices related to bullying and sexual harassment
  • School health policies related to tobacco-use prevention and nutrition
  • School-based health services
  • Family engagement and community involvement
  • School health coordination

Data from individual students and schools are confidential. The CDC analyzes the data and then provided the results to each participating state.