In response to the Notice of Funding Opportunity, CDC-RFA-PS18-1807, Promoting Adolescent Health through School-Based HIV Prevention, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is requesting $100,000 to carry out Component 1: School-Based Surveillance activities. MI is the 11th largest state in the nation and ranks ninth in the country (first=highest) for full-time K-12 student enrollment (1,476,450). Through this five-year cooperative agreement, MDE will systematically collect, analyze, and disseminate data from two surveys: The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) to monitor adolescent health-risk behaviors, and Profiles to monitor school health policies and practices. The goal of the cooperative agreement is to successfully implement the Michigan YRBS (2019, 2021, 2023) and Michigan Profiles (2020, 2022), yielding weighted data to inform statewide-schools health programs, policies and practices that reduce risk behaviors and health disparities and increase student achievement. The funding will support 30% of a surveillance implementation coordinator and 15% of an evaluation and health education consultant to partner, with key stakeholders to implement the surveys and disseminate and use the results. MDE has demonstrated a long history and strong organizational capacity to implement the surveys and has obtained weighted data for 10 consecutive administrations for YRBS (1997-2017) and 11 consecutive administrations for Profiles (1996–2016). The two staff who will support Component 1 collectively have 30 years of experience working on the two surveys. MDE will partner with other Michigan CDC-funded projects that require YRBS and Profiles for Performance Measures, to ensure that the process meets specifications to accurately produce performance measures for sub-samples. MDE will conduct an annual review of survey implementation activities to identify improvements for the future and increase the quality of the data and institutionalization of YRBS an
d Profiles in Michigan.