Healthy Kids Colorado Survey and Smart Source Information


Healthy Kids Colorado Survey (HKCS) and Colorado Healthy Schools Smart Source (Smart Source), are Colorado’s widely-administered surveys on the health and well-being of young people and school health policies and practices that support youth health. Data from HKCS and Smart Source are complementary and can be used together to provide a more complete picture of youth and school health. Check out this video to learn more!
The surveys, conducted in the fall of odd-numbered years, are supported by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS), the Colorado Department of Public Safety (CDPS), the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), and an advisory group of state and local partners. The surveys are administered by a team of researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH) at the  University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.  

CDPHE publishes aggregated statewide and regional survey results in the summer of even-numbered years, while the CSPH Survey Team aids schools and districts with accessing and interpreting their local results.

Learn more about the Smart Source Surveyincluding methodology, use of data, and how this resource complements the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey.



Fall 2023 Administration

Registration is open for the 2023 HKCS and Smart Source administrations! All school districts are invited to participate. We hope you’ll join hundreds of schools across the state in administering these two voluntary surveys and using the data to support youth and school health.

CDPHE contracts a team of researchers at Colorado School of Public Health to work directly with school districts to select the survey version, provide parental consent letters and survey materials at least two weeks before administration, schedule administration dates, and return results within six weeks of participating - all at no cost to schools. Contact CSPHSurveyTeam@cuanschutz.edu to begin.

Statewide and regional data

Interactive Data Dashboard featuring state and regional results from 2013-2021

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Data Briefs by CSPH Survey Team featuring HKCS and Smart Source Results


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