The Public Health Institute of Western MA (PHIWM) led efforts to conduct the Youth Health Survey among Springfield Public School 8th graders in 2015 and 2017. This survey was administered in collaboration with Springfield Public Schools, Springfield Department of Health and Human Services, Gandara Mental Health CenterStop Access Springfield Coalition, Martin Luther King Jr. Family Services, and with the support of many volunteers from the community and other local agencies.

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Interactive Youth Health Data Portal

PHIWM has created a youth health data website in an interactive, user-friendly format. View graphs on questions of interest, then take a closer look by gender or race/ethnicity.  Only want the numbers or percentages?  There are charts of those too.  Or, hover over the graph for the best of both worlds.


Youth Health Survey

The Youth Health Survey (YHS) asks about lifestyle, including physical activity, diet, mental health, drug and alcohol use, gambling, violence and bullying and family support.  Data from this survey allows us to better understand the health and well-being of our students and identifies areas of needed action.

2017 YHS

2015 YHS


Youth Risk Behavior Survey


Related Resources

Information about the statewide MDPH Health Survey Program  can be found here.