The Health Promotion Board (HPB) will be providing students who are Singapore residents (Singapore citizens or permanent residents) 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.
Upon completion of the survey, students will receive a token of appreciation in the form of Grab vouchers (worth $10).
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.