State of youth health in Clark County to be presented

Administered every two years across the state, this anonymous survey offers a snapshot into the self-reported health and wellness of Washington’s young people

VANCOUVER — Among Clark County 10th graders, 20 percent report using vapor products over the previous 30 days, and 44 percent perceive marijuana as easy or very easy to get, according to the 2018 Healthy Youth Survey.

Administered every two years to sixth-, eighth-, 10th- and 12th-graders across the state, this anonymous survey offers a snapshot into the self-reported health and wellness of Washington’s young people.

On Thu., April 11, a Clark County Public Health epidemiologist will join the Prevent Coalition’s community event to present what Clark County’s 10th graders shared in terms of substance use, mental health, wellness and more.

This insider’s view of issues affecting local youth will give attendees an opportunity to consider what activities, projects and interventions are relevant today. The Healthy Youth Survey data — available at AskHYS.net — is used by prevention, education and public health organizations statewide to guide policy and programs.

The Healthy Youth Survey is a collaborative effort of Washington’s Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Department of Health, Department of Social and Health Service’s Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, and the Liquor and Cannabis Board.

Who’s invited?

  • Educators
  • Youth-serving organizations
  • Health groups
  • Supportive adults—mentors, family members

When and where is the event?

  • Thu., April 11, 3:30-5 p.m.
  • ESD 112 Conference Center, 2500 NE 65th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98661

Information provided by Educational Service District 112.

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