Assessments are an essential part of the model created by Buffalo County Community Partners. Our funding requires our programs be evidence-based, meaning they are dependent on measurable results and outcomes to determine their effectiveness.
2021 SHARP Results
SHARP is the umbrella encompassing the only three student health surveys endorsed by the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (NDHHS). The administrations of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), the Youth Tobacco Survey (YTS), and the Nebraska Risk and Protective Factor Student Survey (NRPFSS) were combined in 2010 to make up the Student Health and Risk Prevention (SHARP) Surveillance System.
Buffalo County Community Partners has done an oversample for both the YRBS and the NRPFSS since 2000 to better understand issues facing youth in the county. Traditionally, the surveys are conducted in nine middle and high schools in Buffalo County, Nebraska every two years. A Developmental Assets Profile is also conducted on at that time. Developmental Assets have been extensively researched and have shown that the more assets youth possess the less likely they are to engage in high-risk behavior.
Buffalo County Community Partners board of directors processes the survey results and creates shareable documents with pieces of information most relevant. Find downloads to created data sheets as well as the full reports below.
Buffalo County Youth Risk and Protector Factor Student Survey
Developmental Asset Profile
2018/2019 Adult Status Questionnaires
During the Spring of 2018, 996 Buffalo County residents participated in the online Mental Health Adult Status Questionnaire (ASQ), and during the Spring of 2019, 798 Buffalo County residents participated in the online Physical Health ASQ. Both surveys were administered by Political Science professors at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Both surveys were modeled after the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Buffalo County Community Partners commissions the surveys every two years to provide the community with important data in which to make decisions, secure needed resources, and evaluate community based outcomes of the Buffalo County 2020 Vision.
(These assessments include data from all previous survey years)
- 2016 Adult Behavioral Risk Factor Survey Results
- 2016 Nebraska Risk and Protective Student Survey Results
- 2016 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results
- 2016 40 Dev. Asset Student Survey Results
- 2012 Adult Behavioral Risk Factor Survey
- 2014 Youth Risk and Protective Factor Survey
- 2014 Youth Risk Behavior Survey