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The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (NDHHS) coordinate the administration of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), Youth Tobacco Survey (YTS), and Nebraska Risk and Protective Factor Student Survey (NRPFSS).  The Student Health And Risk Prevention (SHARP) Surveillance System is the umbrella uniting these three surveys. All three surveys are administered in the fall of odd calendar years. The Bureau of Sociological Research (BOSR) manages these surveys on behalf of NDE and NDHHS. The table below provides links to a variety of information regarding SHARP as well as the three surveys that fall under the SHARP umbrella.

The next SHARP administration was scheduled for fall of 2020. With the uncertainties and stressors on schools as a result of the pandemic, we have postponed administration to the fall of 2021. All future administrations will be conducted during the fall of odd years, a change from the previous schedule for the fall of even years.

For more information, please contact:

    Mekenzie Kerr
    SHARP Project Manager
    mkerr4@unl.edu
    402-472-6733

SHARP

YRBS

YTS

NRPFSS