SAYCW 2016 Provincial Youth Health Report

December 15, 2016 –

The 2016 SAYCW Provincial Youth Health Report is now available! 

The Youth Health Survey was conducted last year by the Saskatchewan Alliance for Youth and Community Well-being (SAYCW) with youth in Grades 7 – 12. The survey asked a series of questions that included areas such as oral health, sun and ultraviolet radiation (UVR) safety, healthy weights, food security and nutrition, physical activity, sleep, mental health and well-being, tobacco, drug and alcohol use, and sexual health. The provincial report reflects the responses of more than 8,800 students in grades 7-12 from 114 schools throughout the province. This included rural, urban and on-reserve schools. It is meant to provide a snapshot of Saskatchewan students’ health.

 

The full report, a summary of findings in English and French, a technical appendix, and posters on physical health, community health, and mental health are available here.

We encourage you to share these resources with your networks.

 

Support youth and community well-being through the collaborative action of community partners working together. Through evidence, tools and resources, SAYCW supports stakeholders to turn the knowledge gained through the youth health survey into health promoting action.

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Click here to read the report

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