The Journal of Global Drug Policy and Practice
School-Based Substance Abuse Prevention: An Initial Review of the Red Ribbon Certified Schools Program
Health-risk behaviors contribute to the leading causes of morbidity and mortality among youth and adults in the United States. In addition, significant health disparities exist among demographic subgroups of youth defined by sex, race/ethnicity, and grade in school and between sexual minority and nonsexual minority youth. Population-based data on the most important health-related behaviors at the national, state, and local levels can be used to help monitor the effectiveness of public health interventions designed to protect and promote the health of youth at the national, state, and local levels. This document contains the full results from the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System.