Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey registration open

The Maine DOE, in collaboration with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, is encouraging public schools to register for the 2015 Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey (MIYHS).

MIYHS is a tool that collects self-reported student behavior data and can be used by schools to take a comprehensive look at the risk behaviors and protective factors of the youth in their communities alongside state and national level data.  This valuable data source can additionally be used by districts to: direct policy; support the creation of positive school environment changes; demonstrate the correlation between academic performance and both health risk behaviors and school climate issues; highlight successes and challenges and/or support proposed policy or programming changes to school board or community presentations; and apply for grant funds.

To register for the Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey contact Pan Atlantic SMS group at miyhs@panatlanticsmsgroup.com or 871-8622 ext. 106.

For additional information visit the MIYHS website at https://data.mainepublichealth.gov/miyhs/ or contact the Maine DOE’s Jean Zimmerman at jean.zimmerman@maine.gov or 624-6687.