Putting Your Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) Data Into Action!

Analyzing your PAYS Data will help you put PAYS into Action!

Why put PAYS into action?  How should you use PAYS?

  • Identify strengths and challenges
  • Determine priorities
  • Understand and direct resource allocations
  • Develop a risk-focused comprehensive strategic plan
  • Engage youth in using the PAYS data
  • Weave efforts into larger community prevention framework

Analyzing your PAYS:  Effective Steps & Tools

This multi-faceted guide is best utilized when accessing the module-based online resources below by selecting "Getting Started:  What is PAYS".  In each module, you will find an extensive library of worksheets, report examples/templates, and other supporting resources that will assist with successful PAYS analysis and planning. 


The Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS):  User Guide and Worksheets

We recommend using the module-based resources of the guide. The 79 page pdf file is available - PAYS:  User Guide and Worksheets