The Healthy Kids Colorado Survey (HKCS) asks Colorado students about their current attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors regarding health related domains. The survey is administered to students in grades 6-12 across the state. School districts, schools, and community coalitions all find utility in the survey. Results are used to inform decision makers at both the state and local level so that they can make data driven decisions regarding programming to increase students' health, safety and academic performance.
The various versions of The Healthy Kids Colorado Survey instruments were derived with input from federal and state agencies such as the United States Centers for Disease Control, Colorado Departments of Education, Public Health and Environment, Human Services (Division of Behavioral Health), and Public Safety (Division of Criminal Justice, Office of Adult and Juvenile Justice Assistance).
Every two years randomly selected high schools are chosen to participate in a state administration of HKCS. This effort is done to obtain a data set that is representative of all Colorado students in grades 9-12. If you are selected you will be contacted by your state survey liaison. For more information on the state survey administration, please click here.
Over the past few years, hundreds of schools throughout the state have voluntarily administered the survey to get information on their local communities to obtain data for programming and grant applications. Anyone is welcome to register to administer the survey. For more information on local survey administration, please click here.
After exploring the website if you have further questions or would like more information on the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org