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Nevada Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS): 2019 Data Dissemination Evaluation
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Priority health risk behaviors (i.e. preventable behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of morbidity and mortality) are often established during childhood and adolescence and extend into adulthood. Ongoing surveillance of youth risk behaviors is critical for the design, implementation, and evaluation of public health interventions to improve adolescent health. The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) is a national surveillance system that was established in 1991 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor the prevalence of health risk behaviors among youth. The Nevada High School and Middle School YRBSS is a biennial, anonymous, and voluntary survey of students in 6th through 12th grade in regular public, charter, and alternative schools. In 2019, 36 high schools were randomly chosen by the CDC to represent Nevada. To ensure greater representation from schools in all districts, the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health contracted with the University of Nevada, Reno, School of Community Health Sciences to conduct the YRBSS in all high schools and middle schools throughout the state. The 2019 Nevada High and Middle School YRBSS provides statewide data to assess priority health-risk behaviors among high school students; measure progress toward achieving national health objectives for Healthy People 2020 and other program and policy indicators; and evaluate the impact of school and community interventions at the national, state, and local level. It is our intention that these data will be used by education and health professionals, policy makers, community members, and researchers to improve the health of Nevada’s high and middle school students. This special report summarizes feedback on the dissemination and presentation of 2019 Nevada YRBSS results.