BRFSS Call for Proposals

Background

TheTexas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) began operation in1987 as part of a federal-state partnership with the Centers for DiseaseControl and Prevention (CDC) that today has resulted in the collection ofuniform public health data from all 50 states, the District of Columbia andfive U.S. territories.  Each year, thousands of adult Texans completeBRFSS landline and cellular telephone interviews regarding their health status,personal health habits, and use of preventive services.  Public and private health officials at the federal, state, and local levels rely on the BRFSS to identify public health problems, set priorities and goals, design policies and interventions, as well as evaluate the long term impact of these efforts. Althoughthe CDC requires that certain core questions appear on the survey each year, alimited amount of space is available for states to add optional questions(modules or state added) at their discretion.  

Call for Proposals

The official call for proposals for the 2023 Texas BRFSS survey will begin June 2022.

TheTexas BRFSS Program invites DSHS programs and other public health stakeholdersto submit written proposals for 1) additional survey questions and 2)oversampling to obtain statistics in additional regions and 3) contribute funds to the sample (new for 2023).  These proposalswill be used to assist the Texas BRFSS Coordinator in planning the 2023 TexasBRFSS survey. Please email brfss@dshs.texas.gov to request a copy of thisyear’s proposal form. 

Proposal Due Date

All proposals for additional survey questions andoversampling should be submitted to the Texas BRFSS program (brfss@dshs.texas.gov)by 5:00 PM CST on July 5, 2022. 

Required Meeting

A discussion of all proposals will take place virtually via a Microsoft Teams Meeting on July 21, 2022 at 10:00 AM CST.  A representative for each proposal is required to present their proposal and be available to answer questions. Please RSVP for the meeting by emailing brfss@dshs.texas.gov so that we can add you to the calendar meeting link.

Questions?

Ifyou need additional information, please contact the Texas BRFSS Coordinator RebeccaWood in the Center for Health Statistics at Rebecca.Wood@dshs.texas.gov.


Please see the following proposal documents for more information:  

  1. Attachment A: Pricing -- Provides general information about how costs for participating in the Texas BRFSS are determined.
  2. Attachment B: 2023 CDC Draft BRFSS Survey Outline of Questions  -- Core questions will be included in the 2023 Texas BRFSS Questionnaire. Optional questions developed and tested by CDC may be added to the 2023 Texas BRFSS at the individual program's expense.

Please visit our website to learn more about the Texas BRFSS Program.