Youth Health Survey (YHS) - Republic Polytechnic
The Health Promotion Board (HPB) will be providing students an opportunity to participate in the Youth Health Survey (YHS).
The objective of YHS is to assess the health and risk factors as well as lifestyle practices of students in Singapore’s schools. The information collected will be used to plan and evaluate health policies, programmes and services, so as to improve the health of Singapore's youth.
The study will be piloted in selected schools this year and will be offered to more schools from next year.
The YHS comprises of 3 components:
- Health Survey
- Health Screening
- Health Insights Singapore (hiSG) Lite
The health survey will cover topics related to health behaviours such as physical activity, nutrition, mental health, smoking and alcohol use.
For more information on the health survey, please click here.
The health screening aims to provide early detection of chronic conditions (e.g., diabetes, high blood pressure and/or cholesterol) among students so that intervention steps can be taken early if needed.
The health screening is free (cost is fully borne by HPB) and students will receive their health report containing information from the health screening within 6 weeks of completion of the screening.
Watch the video below to learn more about the health screening!
For more information on the health screening, please click here
Health Insights Singapore (hiSG) Lite
hiSG Lite is a population health study which seeks to better understand the health behaviours and lifestyles of youths, through wearable technology. The study will involve the use of a tracker and hiSG mobile app.
By participating in hiSG Lite, students will receive free health insights and a complimentary tracker which they can keep at the end of the study. In addition, students will earn rewards redeemable via HPB Healthpoints by wearing the tracker as often as possible, answering short questionnaires, and regularly logging their meals on the hiSG Lite mobile app for at least 6 months. These Healthpoints can be combined with points gained from other HPB programmes to redeem shopping and dining vouchers, as well as EZ-link top-ups.
As part of YHS, students who have agreed to be contacted for other research studies and data linkage1 to these studies will be invited to join hiSG Lite, if they:
- Participate in the health survey and/or health screening and
- Meet hiSG Lite's eligibility criteria
For more information on hiSG Lite, please click here.
1Students will need to indicate their consent in the YHS Informed Consent Form to (1) be contacted for other research studies and (2) link their data to other databases and research studies
How will students benefit from participating in Youth Health Survey?
Register for Youth Health Survey now!
Students under the age of 21 years will need to seek parental consent (either online or hardcopy^) for participation.
To participate in the Health Survey and Health Screening, please click on the appropriate links below. Consent for hiSG Lite will be sought after the survey and screening have been conducted.
^Hardcopy consent forms to be collected from school.
For students below 21 years old
Please submit both (1) Parental Consent and (2) Student’s Assent to participate.
(1) Parental Consent (Singpass login is required 2)
Click here to read through the information sheet before providing consent for your child’s participation.
(2) Student’s Assent
Click here to read through the information sheet before providing your assent (agreement) to participate.
2 For parents without Singpass, please submit a hardcopy consent to the school.
For students 21 years old and above
Click here to read through the information sheet before providing your consent to participate.
Where can I get more information regarding the study?
For more information about YHS, you may refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) by clicking the links below.
1. Health Survey & Health Screening FAQs
2. hiSG Lite FAQs
If you have any further queries, you may contact us through either of the following:
Youth Health Survey (YHS) Hotline
Operating hours: 9am to 9pm daily
Health Promotion Board HealthLine
Hotline: 1800 2231313
Operating hours: 8.30am to 5.00pm (Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays)