He'e Coalition

HE’E Special Meeting: Youth Risk Behavior Survey 7/16/2014

July 31, 2014 | Filed Under: HE‘E Meeting Notes, Large Group Notes

Special Meeting: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 4:00-5:00pm at Topa Financial Center, Bishop Street Tower,  700 Bishop Street, Suite 1701. 


Attendees:  Mike Wooten (Learning 1st), Kelly Owens (Learning 1st), Jon Shindo (PHOCUSED), Scott Fuji (PHOCUSED), Debbie Spencer-Chun (Adult Friends for Youth), Christine Hanakawa (PACT), Gordon Miyamoto (DOE), Lauren Baer (TLC), Lisa Talaro (TLC), Jennifer Ryan (DOH), Jennifer Dang (DOE), Susan Saka (UH), Tonya Lowry St. John (DOH), Cheri Nakamura (HE‘E)


HE’E is please to have Tonya Lowery St. John, MPH Epidemiologist, from the Hawaii State Department of Health and Susan Saka from the University of Hawaii Curriculum Research & Development Group give a presentation on the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS).


The YRBS monitors six categories of priority health-risk behaviors among high school students-behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence; tobacco use; alcohol and other drug use; sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV infection; unhealthy dietary behaviors; and physical inactivity-plus the prevalence of asthma and obesity.

Tonya and Susan will review the 2013 Hawaii results as well as lead a Q&A session. HE’E members in the past have been interested in school safety which includes bullying and cyber-bullying but if there are other areas that you would like to hear about, please contact cheri@heecoalition.org.

The Hawaii YRBS is part of the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For a comparison of Hawai’i data to the nation, visit http://nccd.cdc.gov/youthonline/App/Default.aspx.

For more information on the Hawaii YRBS visit http://health.hawaii.gov/school-health/health-survey/ or http://apps.hidoe.k12.hi.us/research/Pages/YRBS.aspx.


Detailed YRBS data reports by topic areas are available the Hawaii Health Data Warehouse www.hhdw.org.
For a pdf of the 2013 Hawai’i YRBS report, click here


For copy of presentation, click here.