The Hawaii School Health Survey has questions on Alcohol & Other Drug Use, Tobacco Use, Physical Activity & Nutrition, Mental Health & Suicide, Injuries & Violence, Sexual Orientation, and Sexual Behaviors. The highlights from the 2011 results are:
- The rate of attempted suicide among high school students in Hawaii has dropped 40% since 2007.
- Over 1 in 4 high school students in Hawaii are overweight or obese.
The Hawaii School Health Survey is a joint project of the Hawaii Departments of Education (DOE) and Health (DOH) and the University of Hawaii’s Curriculum Research & Development Group. It is largely funded by the DOH Healthy Hawaii Initiative with additional funds from the DOH Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) project and the DOE’s cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) #5U87DP001203–05.
Population of focus: Youth in Hawaii
Organization: Hawaii Departments of Education & Health and the University of Hawaii’s Curriculum Research & Development Group