The Alaska YRBS is a joint project of the Alaska Departments of Health
and Social Services and Education and Early Development. Funding for the Alaska
YRBS comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, and numerous community
partners. The YRBS collects information about Alaska teens, including behaviors
that affect health. Students in almost every state in the United States
complete the YRBS every other year. In Alaska, about 7,000 high school students
from about 30 school districts participate. The YRBS is
anonymous. No personal identifying information is collected. The survey is
administered in a way that protects student privacy.
Selected high school classes will participate in the paper-pencil YRBS
administration on Tuesday, February 21st during 2nd
The middle school YRBS will be administering electronically to all 7th
& 8th graders between February 27th and March 9th.