Fall 2021 IYS and YRBS Joint Administration

Date:  Jul 6 2021 4:44PM

Dear Iowa School Champion:

The Iowa Youth Survey (IYS) and Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) will be jointly administered from September 27 to November 12, 2021. These surveys collect valuable youth health behavior data that drives funding, program and policy decisions in communities across the state. We have valued your participation in the past and look forward to it again as we seek to understand the adolescent health behavior impacts of the pandemic.

All public and private school districts serving 6th, 8th and 11th grade students are invited to participate in the IYS. A small sample of Iowa high school buildings will be invited to participate in the YRBS. We offer in-person administrative support to any school participating in both surveys.

Hear why stakeholders need your school to participate in the 2021 IYS and YRBS. For more information on the surveys, see the Iowa Youth Health Assessment Program webpage.

The 2021 Iowa Youth Survey parent letter and the 2021 Iowa Youth Survey questionnaire are now available. 

Superintendents were sent similar correspondence along with a link where they can note for your district their intent for the IYS and YRBS. We'd like to hear from all public districts and private schools so we can provide appropriate assistance as needed.

Please direct questions about either survey to iowayouthsurvey@idph.iowa.gov.