Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)


Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction


Every other year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), conducts the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) of High School students. The survey is conducted to monitor health-risk behaviors of high school students. These behaviors, in turn, result in the most significant causes of both mortality and morbidity during youth and adulthood. A random sample of Wisconsin High School students will be surveyed in the spring of 2017. The purpose of this survey is to gather responses from a random selection of high school students in grades 9 through 12 in Wisconsin related to various risk behaviors and assets. This information will provide youth reporting on various behaviors for use by DPI, CDC, and other agencies in ongoing and future planning, policy decisions, and operations.

The UWSC will provide project management and administrative support including school recruitment; study-specific recruiter and field staff training; database development for tracking school participation; on-site survey administration; completion tracking; and stipend payment distribution.
UWSC will use a multi-mode process for recruiting schools. Professional field staff will administer the survey, ensuring quality data collection and participant confidentiality.


Jacek Kraszewski and Kerryann DiLoreto


September 2016 – May 2017