Healthy Kids Colorado Survey

The Healthy Kids Colorado Survey (HKCS) is the state’s most comprehensive survey on the health and well-being of young people. The purpose of this survey is to better understand youth health and the factors that help young people make healthy choices.

Positive youth, families, and communities

Help youth acquire the knowledge and skills they need to become healthy and productive adults.

School-based health centers

School-based health centers are located in schools throughout Colorado and provide primary medical and behavioral health care to children, youth, and young adults.

Teen motor vehicle safety

Parents and professionals can help protect teens on the road by learning more about and enforcing Colorado’s graduated driver licensing (GDL) laws.

Youth sexual health

Sexual health is intimately linked to overall health and wellness. How youth use information about sex and relationships impacts how they plan their educational and economic future, how they plan for a future with or without children, and how they communicate with their family, friends, and partners about what matters most to them.

Youth suicide prevention

Suicide is a leading cause of death for Colorado’s youth and young adults. The encouraging news is that many effective suicide prevention programs can bring hope, connectedness, and recovery to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide.

Youth tobacco prevention

Interventions to prevent young people from starting to use tobacco and encourage them to quit