Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020). The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS).
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors six categories of health-related behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults. YRBSS includes a national school-based survey conducted by CDC and state, territorial, tribal, and local surveys conducted by state, territorial, and local education and health agencies and tribal governments. In addition to gathering data about risk behaviors, YRBS surveys collect information about youth experiences, including mental health and well-being. These data can support long-term behavior health recovery with increased understanding of youth behaviors before and after COVID-19.