Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Program
To collect health data on risk behaviors, status, access to care, and screening practices of Rhode Island adults to identify and track at-risk populations.
What we do
Collaborate with states and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to write the survey.
Add questions of particular interest in the state after annual consultation with the Rhode Island Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Advisory Committee.
Monitor survey data collection activities. (The Rhode Island survey data collection is conducted by a third-party contractor, ICF International. Interviewers are conducted seven days a week using standard protocol.)
Release health behavior data to Rhode Island Department of Health programs, state agencies, and researchers to track health risks, identify emerging problems, prevent disease, and improve treatment.
Publish state-specific analysis about health issues including: asthma, diabetes, healthcare access, alcohol use, hypertension, obesity, cancer screening, nutrition and physical activity, tobacco use.