Partners for a Healthier Community 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 Center, Stop Access Springfield Coalition, Martin Luther King Jr. Family Services Drug Free Coalition and with the support of many volunteers from the community and other local agencies.
The Youth Health Surveys 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.
Interactive Youth Health Data Website
PHC 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 Reports
Information on the statewide Massachusetts Youth Health Survey:
A similiar survey, known as the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), was concurrently administered to tenth and twelfth grade students.