How can OHYES! results be used?
Family, peer group, school, and community factors can affect young people’s health and well-being. Addressing the positive development of youth can facilitate their adoption of healthy behaviors and helps to ensure a healthy and productive future. OHYES! results can help us understand youth issues and how best to advocate for them. There are many uses for OHYES! results:
To provide a snapshot of youth in each county across the state of Ohio
To better understand interrelated issues, such as drug use, violence, delinquency, teen pregnancy and risky sexual behavior, driving under the influence, and eating disorders
For needs assessment
For strategic planning
To help schools determine priorities
Policy and Programming:
To guide development of policy
To prioritize program strategies for school success and positive youth development
To track progress meeting school health program goals
To meet state and federal program requirements
To provide funding rationale for federal, state, local and foundation grants.
To raise awareness of youth needs with youth, parents and the public
To foster stronger school-parent-community relationships
To promote healthful life choices