The 2010 Healthy Youth Survey represents a collaborative effort
among the Department of Health (DOH),
the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI),
the Department of Social and Health Services' Division of
Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR), the Department of Commerce (DOC),
the Family Policy Council (FPC), the Liquor Control Board (LCB), and the contractor, RMC Research
Representatives of these agencies serve as members on the Joint
Survey Planning Committee (JSPC), which guides every aspect of
the survey development and implementation.
In addition, staff
from the University of Washington's Social Development Research
Group (SDRG) provide consultation on the risk and protective factors
assessment portion of the survey. Local health jurisdictions,
educational agencies, and other local partners provide valuable
input into the development and administration of the survey.
The 2010 administration represents the twelfth statewide survey
of Washington's students. Eleven of the previous surveys included
students in Grades 6, 8, 10, and 12 and the remaining (1999) survey
included students in Grades 9–12.
The first two administrations
included questions only about alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use
and associated risk and protective factors. The 1992 and 1995 surveys
included coverage of a variety of other health risk behaviors. The 1998
survey once again focused on alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and
related risk and protective factors. The 1999 survey was based on the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Youth Risk Behavior
Survey. The 2000 survey was similar to the 1998 survey. The 2002, 2004,
2006, 2008, and 2010 surveys once again combined items related to health behaviors,
substance use, and related risk and protective factors.