The MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey (MWHAS), an initiative of the MetroWest Health Foundation, has been monitoring trends in adolescent health and risk behaviors since 2006.
MWAHS is administered to more than 40,000 middle and high school youth in 25 communities west of Boston, including Framingham. The survey collects self-reported data on health and risk behaviors, including substance use, bullying, mental health, violence, sexual behavior, and physical activity. It also captures data on emerging and evolving behaviors in the adolescent population, such as social media use, prescription drug misuse (including opioids), and vaping, and identifies health disparities experienced by groups such as LGBTQ youth and youth with disabilities.
The most recent MWAHS data overviews can be accessed below:
MWAHS 2021 Report (Grades 7-8)
MWAHS 2021 Report (Grades 9-12)
To learn more, visit: https://www.edc.org/metrowest-adolescent-health-survey