GWP Funder Briefing: Youth Risk Behavior in Allegheny County

GWP Members Only Program
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
3:00pm to 4:30pm EDT
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While many students develop and maintain healthy behaviors throughout adolescence, some have a higher risk of poor health outcomes.

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey is a national survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which aims to inform decision-makers and stakeholders and guide public health action to decrease the prevalence of high-risk behaviors among students. Pittsburgh Public Schools partnered with Allegheny County Health Department and UPMC Children’s Hospital to conduct this survey with all high school students in October 2018. 

The survey asked questions about exercise, eating habits, relationships, violence, mental health, substance use, sexual health, other related behaviors, social supports, and connectedness. The survey helps the school district learn more about students’ needs and guide support for students.

Join us as we review the findings from the survey to highlight key opportunities for prevention and intervention. 

This will be offered as a virtual meeting. Connection details will be shared several days prior to the meeting.

Note: This session was rescheduled from its original date of March 31.


Liz Miller, MD, PhD
Director, Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
Medical Director, Community and Population Health
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

David May-Stein, EdD
Chief of School Performance
Pittsburgh Public Schools

We are committed to making GWP programs accessible to all members. If you have questions or if an accommodation would be helpful to fully participate in this program, please reach out to Paula or call 412-471-6488 and we will make every effort to accommodate your request. 

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