Finding and Understanding Health Data on Kentucky’s Youth – a free webinar Dec. 6

Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is presenting a free one-hour webinar on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 1 pm (ET) / 12 pm (CT): Finding and Understanding Health Data on Kentucky’s Youth.

Learn from experts on data concerning Kentucky’s youth and hear about the Kentucky Incentives for Prevention (KIP) Survey from REACH Evaluation’s Epidemiologist, Teresa McGeeney, MS. The KIP survey is Kentucky’s largest source of data related to student use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD), as well as a number of measures of mental health, suicidal behaviors, and related risk factors. Stephanie Bunge, MEd will discuss key results from the Kentucky Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and the Kentucky School Health Profiles. Kentucky’s YRBS is conducted as part of a national effort by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) to monitor students’ health-risk behaviors in six priority areas. These six areas include injury and violence, alcohol and drug use, tobacco use, nutrition, physical activity, and sexual risk behaviors. In addition, the speakers will share best practices on finding and using health data, pitfalls to avoid, and resources for further study.

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