Groups call on Florida officials to reverse withdrawal from youth risk behavior survey

Sonia Lindell writes:

"May 26, 100 signatories were sent in an updated letter calling on the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) to resume administration of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). The 22 new signatories include Florida PTA, No Kid Hungry Florida, Florida Philanthropic Network and several foundations from across the state.


Norín Dollard, PhD, senior policy analyst and KIDS COUNT® director at Florida Policy Institute [emphasis added], said, 'The YRBS data is widely used across Florida by the education and public health community to ensure we attend to the physical and mental well-being of Florida’s young people. This data provides unique and critical insight into how risk behaviors are changing over time and how students of color and LGBTQ students are faring. Changing surveys in mid-stream starts a new baseline and disrupts our ability to have strong public health policy that meets the needs of all of Florida’s youth.'"


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