The Ohio Healthy Youth Environments Survey (OHYES!) is a free, voluntary, web-based survey to collect information that schools and communities can use to access resources to reduce risk behaviors and create healthy and safe community, school and family environments. By understanding students' challenges, we can plan supports to create a safe, positive environment.
OHYES! is a statewide survey of Ohio schools available for students in grades 7 through 12. 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 standard survey includes 110 questions about health, safety and behavioral health factors. School districts can choose whether to use a 120-item version that includes 10 sex-related questions.
OHYES! empowers schools and communities to provide programs the support students, foster positive learning environments, and accelerate learning.
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.