The BC Adolescent Health Survey (BC AHS) is a questionnaire used to gather information about young people’s physical and emotional health, and about factors that can influence health during adolescence or in later life.
The BC AHS is conducted by the McCreary Centre Society in collaboration with the provincial government and public health system, and with the cooperation of BC’s school districts. Over 100,000 students have participated in the survey since 1992 . We anticipate another 29,000 students will take the survey in 2013.
If you are interested in looking at the provincial results from the fourth BC AHS which was conducted in 2008, please click here.
Regional results from 2008 and other reports using BC AHS data are also available, please click here.
McCreary’s first ever Métis youth health report is now available. Please click here to download.
Raven's Children III: Aboriginal Youth Health in BC
McCreary's review of the health of Aboriginal youth in BC. The report was overseen by an advisory committee of experts in Aboriginal youth health, and includes data from over 3,000 Aboriginal youth as well as input from more than 100 Aboriginal youth and adults across the province who reviewed the findings.
Using data from the 2008 BC Adolescent Health Survey, the report found many improvements in Aboriginal youth health from 2003, as well as noting differences in the health picture of youth growing up on and off reserve, and areas where improvements can still be made.
Following the release of the 2008 Adolescent Health Survey results, we have been busy taking the results back to youth across the province in a variety of ways. Using the Next Steps model we are presenting the findings of the survey to youth in a meaningful way and engaging them in action to improve youth health in their community.
If you are interested in bringing a ‘Next steps’ workshop or workshop series to your community, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
A series of fact sheets on a variety of topics from the 2008 AHS IV will be added to the site by September 2010. Keep checking back for updates!
Fact Sheets offer research results on a variety of topics using the most recent Adolescent Health Survey data. Some of the Fact Sheets offer a summary of a more detailed report written on a particular topic area. Others, such as the Marijuana Fact Sheet, present detailed analysis only published in the Fact Sheet. McCreary grants permission to duplicate these fact sheets.