• Rebecca Wood

    Center for Health Statistics
    Community Assessment
    Texas Dept. of State Health Services
    Mail Code: 1898
    PO Box 149347
    Austin, Texas 78714-9347 

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    For data requests, please send an email to: BRFSS@dshs.texas.gov


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Health Surveys User Group (HSUG)


Texas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance SystemMission

The Health Surveys User Group (HSUG) was established to bring together internal and external Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) partners to discuss the implementation of the annual Texas Behavioral Risk Factor Survey (BRFS). This group advises the Community Assessment Team (CAT) at the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) on questionnaire development and data collection for the BRFSS, which includes data analysis, interpretation, use, and reporting.

 If you would like to be added to the HSUG, email the BRFSS program at BRFSS@dshs.texas.gov.


Upcoming HSUG Meetings:

Date Time & Place 
July 18, 2019 10:00 am - 12:30 pm, DSHS Main Campus, M653 
October 17, 2019 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, DSHS Main Campus, M653
January 16, 2020  10:30 am - 12:00 pm, DSHS Main Campus, M653 
April 16, 2020 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, DSHS Main Campus, M653 


Timeline for the 2020 BRFSS:

 Date Description
 June 1, 2019Call for 2020 Texas BRFSS Proposals goes out 
TBA Texas BRFSS proposals for additional questions and oversampling are due to Texas BRFSS coordinator 
July 18, 2019 HSUG Meeting to discuss proposals 
September 2019 Pretesting any new questions 
October 17, 2019 HSUG Meeting - finalize questionnaire and contractor will be onsite 
October 2019 Finalized questionnaire to contractor 
November 1, 2019 Invoices go out for 2020 Texas BRFSS 
December 2019 2020 questionnaire demo 
January 2020 2020 BRFSS questionnaire in the field 


Last updated March 29, 2019