Washington State DOH, OSPI, HCA & LCB
HYS is a collaborative effort of the Department of Health(DOH), the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Health Care Authority's Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, and Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB).

http://www.k12.wa.us/ - OSPI's website
https://hcahealthcare.com/ - HCA
https://lcb.wa.gov/ -LCB
www.askhys.net - HYS website managed by the contractor
Organization Contact
Anar Shah

Healthy Youth Survey (HYS)

The Healthy Youth Survey (HYS) is administered in the fall of even years to students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 in WA. The survey contains questions about a wide variety of adolescent health and behavior topics, from substance use to bullying to water safety to suicidal ideation. Schools choose whether to register for the survey. Each year a state sample is taken, as are county samples for the larger counties. The state sample is used when comparing state-level estimates from year to year.

Steps Required to Obtain Data
Interactive access to frequency reports and crosstabs at the state, county and ESD level is also available to the general public if requirements for participant anonymity are met on the www.AskHYS.net website.

Please contact Lareina La Flair (PI for the project) at DOH to request access to the dataset.

A statewide data set from which all geographic identifiers have been removed is available to legitimate researchers with a data sharing agreement.

Researchers who wish access to the individual level data with geographic identifiers must submit an Exempt Determination Request to the Washington State Institutional Review Board (WSIRB).
Population, Public Health & Social Services
Originating Data Source
Survey taken in schools
Intended End User
General Public
Data Type
Data Format
Dataset can be made available in STATA, SAS, etc.
Is the data identifiable?
Real or Synthetic Data
Data is Updated
Every 2 years
Free of Charge?
Dataset available to requestors upon IRB exemption request approval; reports, etc. are free and available on www.askhys.net