Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The state-level results from the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey are now available!

The 2013 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey collected self-reported health information from Colorado middle and high school students. The HKCS was administered in Fall 2013 to approximately 40,000 randomly-selected students from over 220 middle and high schools. The survey is administered to students in odd-numbered years, with the next full administration in Fall 2015.

HKCS is supported by Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), Colorado Department of Education (CDE), and Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS). The University of Colorado Denver is the official contractor for state HKCS. Starting in 2013, Colorado will have data at both the state and regional level, based on the state’s health statistics regions.

The primary use of the data is to identify health priorities in order to better implement school- and community-based strategies to improve and maintain the health of youth.

Access the new state-level data tables at: http://www.chd.dphe.state.co.us/topics.aspx?q=Adolescent_Health_Data

Request additional state-level analysis, please submit a request at: https://www.ephtrequest.dphe.state.co.us/Requests/Create

An executive summary, regional data and other topic reports will be available later this fall.

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