The dashboards created by CACTC’s Data & Epidemiology Team allow users to look at yearly trends and health and wellness indicators for specific populations in Cortland County. The dashboards can be utilized by organizations and agencies to drive prevention and public health interventions at the local level, using local data. CACTC’s Data & Epidemiology Team is available to meet with partners regarding how to utilize the dashboards for planning purposes.
Cortland County Youth Survey Dashboard
Since 2002, CACTC has surveyed 7th-12th grade students in Cortland County about substance use behaviors and risk and protective factors that predict adolescent problem behaviors using the validated survey tool: New York State PFS Youth Survey.
Since 2019, each school district in the county has participated in the survey with 1,800-2,000 students participating each year. Surveys are checked for validity and reliability prior to being included in the yearly sample received by CACTC.
Tips for Using the Dashboard:
Underneath the dashboard title “Cortland County Youth Survey Dashboard (2020)” there are tabs labelled with topic areas. Click these tabs to view data related to that topic.
The lower left hand corner of each dashboard page has important definitions that will help viewers interpret the data.
Most pages included in this dashboard have drop downs or lists that allow users to select specific variables.
If you have questions, or require youth survey data that is not included in this dashboard, please contract Margaret Broderick at