The MetroWest Youth Risk Behavior Survey is a 10-year initiative of the Massachusetts-based MetroWest Community Health Care Foundation to better understand and address the health needs of adolescents in the region.
Surveys are conducted biannually with middle and high school students and focus on issues such as:
- Leading causes of morbidity and mortality among adolescents
- Violence and injuries
- Tobacco, alcohol, and other substance use
- Mental health
- Nutrition and exercise
- Sexual behaviors
- Protective factors
Districts receive timely reports of local data along with technical assistance. Findings are used to identify problems, track trends, and inform local programming.
Directors: Lydia O'Donnell , Shari Kessel Schneider
Funder: MetroWest Community Health Care Foundation