Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and Child Health Survey

 
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Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
 
The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System is a federally funded random telephone survey of Colorado residents ages 18 and older. Information is gathered on a variety of health behaviors, conditions and preventative health practices. The questions collect data related to the leading causes of:
  • Chronic disease.
  • Infectious disease.
  • Drug Use.
  • Disability.
  • Injury.
  • Mortality.
Public and private health authorities at the federal, state and local levels use BRFSS data to identify public health problems, design policies and interventions, set goals and measure progress toward these goals.
 
 
Child Health Survey
The Colorado Child Health Survey was developed to fill the gap in health data in Colorado that existed for children ages 1-14 years.
 
Through a screening process, we identify BRFSS-participating households with children ages 1-14 and call a few days later to conduct the survey. If they agree, parents complete the survey on a variety of topics, including their child's:
  • Physical activity.
  • Nutrition.
  • Access to health and dental care.
  • Behavioral health.
  • School health.
  • Sun safety.
  • Injury.
About 1,200 surveys are completed each year. Public and private health authorities at the federal, state and local levels use CHS data to identify public health problems, design policies and interventions, set goals and measure progress toward these goals.