Healthy Kids Colorado Survey

Healthy Kids Colorado Survey

In 2017, ERYC provided the ninth administration in 15 years of the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey in 15 school campuses throughout the valley. We are gearing up for a robust survey series 2019. We are the only community in the Colorado that has had 100-percent participation with 3,001 middle and high youth, ensuring results accurately reflect youth behaviors and attitudes. Results identify needs, strengths and trends over the past decade. Topics covered include health, nutrition, academics, mental health, substance use and future aspirations.

Taking a pulse on youth behaviors every other year allows schools, policy makers and community program providers to understand the up-to-date needs and strengths facing local youth. Survey data brings in more than two million dollars annually for
community partners to provide support to identified needs. Additionally, the survey results ensure:
• Resources are prioritized based on key findings
• Opportunities exist for parents and educators to start a conversation with youth
about important topics
• Policies at the local, regional and state level are accurately informed

See Eagle County's 2017 Survey report here

See the 2017 HKCS Middle School report here

See the 2017 HKCS High School report here

See the 2017 State of Colorado report here

See statewide data tables and reports here

HKCS_2015_LocalSumm by Eagle River Youth on Scribd

2015 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey Summary

The Healthy Kids Colorado Survey (HKCS) is the standard evaluation method used in the state of Colorado to measure and assess youth behaviors, perceptions, and attitudes. Every two years, The Eagle River Youth Coalition administers the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey to middle (7th and 8th grades) and high school students (9-12th grades) in the Eagle River Valley. Survey results identify youth behaviors and current gaps in services. With this information, all coalition members utilize the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey data in their planning and adjustment of their program offerings to effectively and efficiently meet the changing needs of local youth. Finally, in one of its most important roles, the survey is a tool to identify and develop ways to impact the priority needs facing youth in the Eagle River Valley.

The need for the survey was identified in the late 1990s through the work of the ‘informal’ youth coalition and community members involved in Leadership Vail Valley. The Eagle CARES survey was implemented in 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2005, and the HKCS was administered every other year from 2007-2015. Both surveys were developed utilizing the important work of Hawkins and Catalano and their Communities that Care Survey.

Thank you to our sponsors for making this survey administration possible: United Way of Eagle River Valley, Colorado Office Of Behavioral Health, Town of Vail, Town of Gypsum, Town of Eagle, Eagle County, SAMSA and CU Denver. We also applaud that all the school in our community took part, marking an unprecedented 100% participation for all 7-12th graders in Eagle County. Thank you to Eagle County School District, Stone Creek Charter, St. Clare of Assisi, Vail Christian High School and Vail Mountain School.

Healthy Kids Colorado Survey High School Summary 2015

HKCS2015_Eagle County MS

Healthy Kids Colorado Survey Middle School Summary 2015

HKCS2015_Eagle County HS

HKCS 2013 Local Summary

2013-2014 Eagle County Report


of Eagle County high school students didn't use marijuana in the past 30 days.

Eagle River Youth Coalition - Making Youth a Community Priority
Physical Address: 34520 US Highway 6, C10 | Edwards, CO 81632
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 4613 | Edwards, CO 81632
Phone: 970.949.9250 |
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