ResourcesInformation on resources for health services and programs, including research and data collection on youth health behaviors.
Resources for COVID-19
COVID-19 School Health and Safety Guidance
Guidance for required school-based health assessments, comprehensive sexual health education, comprehensive school safety plans and mandated reporting training, for the 2020–21 school year.
California School Climate, Health, & Learning Survey System
The California School Climate, Health, and Learning Survey (Cal-SCHLS) System is comprised of three interrelated surveys developed for and supported by the California Department of Education (CDE):
- The California Healthy Kids Survey for students
- The California School Staff Survey
- The California School Parent Survey
These surveys provide schools and districts with critical information about the learning and teaching environment, the health and well-being of students, and supports for parents, school staff, and students that foster learning and school success. They also allow schools and districts to compare survey findings across the stakeholder groups. Survey reports are available at the district, county and statewide levels for the student survey; and at the district and state levels for the staff survey.
Youth Risk Behavior Survey
The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) provides data on health-risk behaviors among ninth through twelfth grade students, including behaviors that contribute to injuries and violence; alcohol or other drug use; tobacco use; sexual risk behaviors; unhealthy dietary behaviors; and physical inactivity. The YRBS also measures the prevalence of obesity and asthma among youth and young adults.
California 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and 2014 School Health Profiles Report (Coming Soon)
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System is the only surveillance system designed to monitor a wide range of priority health risk behaviors.
Survey Consent Form
Youth Risk Behavior Survey Passive Parental Permission Form (English) (DOC)
Available Translations of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey Passive Parental Permission Form
The YRBS passive permission form is distributed to parents or guardians explaining the nature of the YRBS.
YRBS Participation Funding Results (2016-17)
Funding results for one-time grants to select high schools that complete and submit their 2017 YRBS to the CDE.
YRBS Participation Funding Results (2014-15)
Funding results for one-time grants to select high schools that complete and submit their 2015 YRBS to the CDE.
Professional Development and Resources for the 2019 Health Education Curriculum Framework Revision— Assembly Bill 97 (2017)
Assembly Bill 97 (2017) allocated funding to provide professional development and resources for teachers, administrators, and paraprofessionals on the 2019 Health Education Framework Revision (Health Framework). Additionally, an online repository of resources will be made available to support the implementation of the Health Framework.
Research & Reports
The Stuart Report (PDF)
Based on data from the California Healthy Kids Survey, The Stuart Report, Ensuring That No Child is Left Behind: How Are Student Health Risk and Resilience Related to the Academic Progress of Schools underscores the importance youth development strategies in preventing high-risk behaviors among youth. According to this report, policies and practices that focus exclusively on raising test scores, while ignoring the comprehensive health and developmental needs of students, are likely to leave many children behind.