Current Department of Health and Welfare Surveys

Below you will find a list of active surveys within the Department of Health and Welfare. This page will be updated 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 healthcare 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 professional survey research firm, Issues and Answers, Inc. 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 is made public and 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.

View Idaho BRFSS survey documents

View Idaho's BRFSS survey results dashboard

Learn more about BRFSS from the CDC

For questions about this survey, call 877-309-3040.


Criminal History Unit (CHU) Customer Service Survey

The Criminal History Unit (CHU) strives for quality customer service. To achieve this, surveys are sent monthly to participants who used a service from CHU and the agency that participant was using CHU services for during the prior month. The survey will ask the participant questions about their experience with CHU, such as the convenience/accessibility of fingerprinting locations, ease of registering on the website, interactions with CHU staff, etc. The survey will ask the agency about the ease of use of the website and responsiveness of CHU staff.

The CHU surveys are conducted via a link in an email to Participation is voluntary and responses are used by the CHU staff to improve customer service.

For questions about this survey, call 800-340-1246.