Promoting and protecting the health and safety of all Idahoans

Current Department of Health and Welfare Surveys

Here you will find a list of active surveys within the Department of Health and Welfare. This list will be updated frequently to keep you informed of valid surveys being conducted by the Department.

Idaho Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

The Idaho Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is a state-based public health survey of health risk behaviors, preventive health practices, and health care access especially related to chronic disease and injury. Idaho has conducted the survey since 1984 and cooperates with the Centers for Disease Control, 49 other states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Territories.

A company called Clearwater Research conducts the survey for the Department; participation is voluntary, and respondents may skip any question. All answers are confidential, and personally identifiable information is separated from the data before analysis. Only summary data are made public and are used to measure prevalence of chronic disease and injury, identify emerging health problems, and develop and evaluate public health programs. Idaho BRFSS information is used by the general public, the media, health researchers and clinicians, and policy makers such as legislators and public health officials.

Information: 1-877-309-3040