Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Update on the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey

Colorado has a new coordinated effort to administer the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey. The new unified effort is sponsored by three state agencies: the Colorado Department of Education, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and Colorado Department of Human Services-Office of Behavioral Health. By working together, these agencies hope to reduce the number of requests for student health data collection, while at the same time, to improve the quality of the data that is collected. This collaboration will allow us to have both state and regional level data (for the 21 health statistics regions) for middle and high schools. Aggregated data by health statistics region will be available by July 1, 2014.

The selected contractor, University of Colorado Denver (UCD), is currently contacting selected middle and high schools for participation in the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey (HKCS). Recruitment letters were sent to superintendents and principals last week and UCD will start calling schools this week.The HKCS will be administered between August-December 2013.
 
If you have any questions, please visit our website, www.hkcs2013.org, where you can view the surveys, frequently asked questions, and a PowerPoint overview presentation to learn more about the HKCS Steering Committee, Advisory Committee and other survey updates. If you have any other questions, please contact the project director, Dr. Jennifer Patnaik (303-724-7761, jennifer.patnaik@ucdenver.edu)

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