Research and Action for Youth Health

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Media releases are available to download here. Any member of the media wishing to discuss youth health or requesting a comment on McCreary data should contact Annie Smith at or call 604-291-1996 ext 225.

Unspoken Thoughts and Hidden Facts: A snapshot of BC youths' mental health - (February, 2016)

Untangling the web: online safety and sexting among BC youth - (January, 2016)

How Many Is Too Many for BC Youth? Alcohol use and associated harms - (November, 2015)

Our communities, our youth: The health of homeless and street-involved youth in BC - (July, 2015)

We All Have A Role: Building social capital among youth in care - (June, 2015)

Sexual Health of Youth in BC - (March, 2015)

Listening to Young Women's Voices II - (November, 2014)

From Hastings Street to Haida Gwaii: Provincial results of the 2013 BC Adolescent Health Survey - (February, 2014) - For regional media releases

Time Out III - (August, 2013)

Raven's Children III - (March 27, 2012)

Fostering Potential - (December 13, 2012)

Making the Right Connections - (May 10, 2011)

Moving in the Right Direction - (January 25, 2011)

What a Difference a Year Can Make - (March 23, 2010)

2008 Adolescent Health Survey released - (April 14, 2009) -

New McCreary study finds high rates of street involved and marginalized Aboriginal youth in BC - (January 13, 2009)

Youth at risk hurdle barriers to education via B.C.'s alternative schools: report - (April 23, 2008)

Lesbian, gay and bisexual teens in BC still face health disparities - (May 15, 2007)

Study of B.C.'s street-involved and marginalized youth yields surprises - (April 13, 2007)

Report Shows Healthy Trends in Aboriginal Students - (November 30, 2005)

Smoking Declines Among B.C. Youth, Study Shows - (April 6, 2004)

Study Cites Lower Death and Injury Rates Among BC Youth - (March 26, 2002)

Street Youth Not Just An Urban Issue in BC - (March 26, 2001)

New Study Says Staying in School Promotes Health in Aboriginal Youth - (November 16, 2000)

Family and School Involvement Key to Teen Health - (September 27, 1999)

B.C. Study Shows Gay Youth Face High Suicide Risk - (June 14, 1999)

New Study of Sexually-exploited Youth in Kamloops, Kelowna, Nanaimo and Prince George Portrays Youth in Sex Trade - (April 26, 1999)