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Alaska YRBS Information

National YRBS Information

YRBS Results and Data

Program Contacts

3601 C Street, Suite 722
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: (907)-269-2020
Fax: (907)-269-5446
YRBS@alaska.gov

Tazlina Mannix, MPH
YRBS Data Manager
(907) 269-8107

Gina Agron, MSPH, MBA
YRBS Coordinator
(907) 269-8030

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Alaska Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

FAQs

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Methodology

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About

Since 1995, the Alaska Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) has provided an understanding of the health risk behaviors of Alaska youth and the factors that may reduce youth involvement in those behaviors. Communities, school districts and many types of organizations use YRBS results to help create and monitor prevention programs and policies to improve health. 

Youth outreach organizations may use the data to improve existing programs and seek funding for new initiatives. Communities can ensure local prevention priorities match the needs of the youth population. The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other state and federal agencies routinely use YRBS results in several ways: to assess population trends for priority health risk behaviors among high school students; monitor progress toward achieving state and national health objectives; and evaluate the contribution of broad prevention efforts to reduce health risk behaviors among youth. For more information, see https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/faq.htm.

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey benefits Alaska in the following ways:

  • Provides relevant data to help statewide and local youth programs. YRBS survey results are available on our website, which may be used to help determine the needs of Alaska youth.
  • Supports Alaska youth outreach programs through the development of survey questions that provide results specific to the state.
  • Helps Alaskans prioritize resources to address risks that Alaska youth face.
  • Educates data users on YRBS results through tools​, outreach, and training.
  • Collects, evaluates, and reports on trends related to the priority risk behaviors​ in Alaska. 

Please review our website and contact us at YRBS@alaska.gov if you have additional questions on the use of YRBS results. 

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