Release of CDC Youth Risk Behavior Survey
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) is releasing the 2011 national, state, and local Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) results, including tobacco use data, via a telebriefing at 12:00 p.m. (EDT) today. Howell Wechsler, division director of DASH, will present results highlighting dramatic improvements in motor vehicle-related health behaviors among teens.
Today's release provides another opportunity for you and your tobacco control partners to use the tools and products released in conjunction with the 2012 Surgeon General's Report, Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults.
Please see today's call-in details below. Here are copies of CDC's press release, the YRBS report, and a March 8th email detailing the 2012 Surgeon General's report and related products and resources. For more information about YRBS, visit www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth.
For Immediate Release
Contact: CDC's Division of News & Electronic Media
CDC Telebriefing on 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey Findings
WHAT: CDC will host a telephone-only media availability to discuss the new 2011 results from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey, a survey of high schools students (grades 9-12) conducted every other year.
WHO: Howell Wechsler, Ed.D, MPH, Director of CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health
WHEN: Thursday, June 7th at Noon ET
PASSCODE: CDC Media
A transcript of this media availability will be available following the briefing at the CDC web site at www.cdc.gov/media.
Source: CDC's Office on Smoking and Health