Research and Action for Youth Health

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About McCreary Research


McCreary is probably most well-known for the BC Adolescent Health Survey (BC AHS), which happens every five years in public schools across the province. However, this survey only captures the health picture of youth who are attending mainstream public schools.

Literature Reviews


Increasing the engagement of youth with concurrent disorders and their families

This literature review aims to identify promising practices for engaging youth experiencing concurrent
disorders and their families in treatment programs, as well as in broader service development and
delivery. Concurrent disorders refer to any combination of mental health and substance use disorders.

Media Releases


Media releases are available to download here. Any member of the media wishing to discuss youth health or requesting a comment on McCreary data should contact Annie Smith at or call 604-291-1996 ext 225.

UBC Media Release: LGB Sports Participation
- (February, 2017)