Louisiana Youth Risk Behaviors Fact Sheets by Topic
The Louisiana Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is a state level survey administered to a sample of high school students in Louisiana and monitors priority health risk behaviors.
The Louisiana YRBS is a collaborative project between the Louisianan Department of Education (DOE), the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI), and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, and the state Tobacco control program (DHH/TCP).
The YRBS is funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent School Health (CDC-DASH), through a cooperative agreement awarded to the Department of Education. The YRBS project is also partially funded by LPHI, which offers monetary incentives to selected schools for their participation.
The DOE offers training and technical assistance to state agencies, local education agencies, schools, community-based organizations and other entities on utilizing the YRBS data to develop programs and policies to positively impact student health behaviors.
The following fact sheets present findings from the 2008 and 2009 YRBS surveys conducted in Louisiana.
- Alcohol and Drug Use
- Health and Well-Being
- Injury Prevention
- Obesity and Dieting
- Physical Activity
- School Violence
- Sex Risks
- Suicidal Tendencies
- Tobacco Use
For questions or concerns, please contact: Raegan Carter Jones, YRBS coordinator, LA Department of Health (225) 219-0363. Raegan.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or Lisanne Brown, email@example.com (504) 301-9813.