The Ohio Healthy Youth Environments Survey -- OHYES! is an online survey administered by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Survey participants were students age 12 and over in grades 7 – 12 in public and private schools. Surveys were collected for the first time in the 2015-2016 school year from schools that volunteered to participate. Administration will occur every 4 years, however some schools may collect data annually for federal grants.
OHYES! includes information on Demographics, Alcohol, Tobacco and Vapor Products, Marijuana, Prescription Drugs, Bullying, Safety and Violence, Physical Health & Wellbeing, Mental Health, School Climate and Safety, Gambling, Family and Peer Factors, School Success, Community Environment, Suicide, and Sexual Behavior.
Use of OHYES! Results / Data Limitations:
OHYES! is a voluntary survey. Not all schools participated, schools selected the participating grades, and no sampling methods were used (i.e. non-probability). As a result, OHYES! data are not generalizable to the entire county, region, or state. The data are representative only of the students that participated. Therefore these data should be used with care in planning and decision making.
- OHYES! provides actionable local data for districts and schools through the Ohio Department of Health Secure Gateway Application available to superintendents and principals.
- OHYES! summary data are available for the state, by region, or for a particular county on this Public Health Data Warehouse (PHDW).
- OHYES! county summary data by gender and grade are also available on the Network of Care (NoC) Mental Health/Behavioral Health module.
- For both the PHDW and the NoC, county summary data are only presented where 2 or more districts participated.
- A list of participating districts and a map of available county summary data is posted at www.ohyes.ohio.gov on the Results tab.
Ohio Public Health
OHYES! Video Overview
Representative data are available at the state-level from the Ohio Department of Health for the Ohio Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) on youth in grades 9-12, and the Ohio Youth Tobacco Survey for youth in grades 6-12.