School districts that participate have access to district, county, state, (and for some items even national) level data to help Ohio schools, community leaders, and parents identify important areas of need and track improvements in health and safety over time.
The survey includes 111 questions about health, safety and behavioral health factors. School districts choose whether to include suicide and sexual behavior questions.
"OHYES! state and county-level summary data are available on the Ohio Network of Care website. Schools, community coalitions, and community public health and safety networks can use these data to make informed decisions on how best to support school and community programs and policies.
Student participation in the OHYES! is completely voluntary and anonymous.
OHYES! is the collaborative effort of the Ohio Departments of Education, Health and Mental Health & Addiction Services, Ohio National Guard, and representatives from higher education, juvenile courts, foundations and community service providers.