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Youth Risk Behavior Survey

The Emerson Hospital Youth Risk Behavior Survey, which is funded by Emerson Hospital as part of its community benefits program, is coordinated by Northeast Health Resources of Haverhill, Mass., a data collection and consulting firm specializing in teen surveys.

The survey is administered on a voluntary basis to more than 10,500 public school students in grades 6, 8 and 9 through 12 in eight school districts. These include: Acton-Boxborough, Concord and Concord-Carlisle, Groton-Dunstable, Harvard, Littleton, Maynard, Nashoba Regional, and Westford Public Schools.

The Emerson Hospital Youth Risk Behavior Survey has been conducted bi-annually for the last 16 years. The Survey Committee, comprised of health educators from the respective school districts, revises the survey questions over time to reflect current topics.

The data is provided to health coordinators and top public school administrators and is used to set school health and health promotion goals, and support modifications of school health curricula or other programs. 

Download 2016 results report

Appendix to 2016 aggregate report