BRFSS Call for Proposals
The Texas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) began operation in 1987 as part of a federal-state partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that today has resulted in the collection of uniform public health data from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories. Each year, thousands of adult Texans complete BRFSS 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. Although the CDC requires that certain core questions appear on the survey each year, a limited 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 2024 Texas BRFSS survey will begin June 2023.
The Texas BRFSS Program invites DSHS programs and other public health stakeholders to 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 proposals will be used to assist the Texas BRFSS Coordinator in planning the 2024 Texas BRFSS survey. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy of this year’s proposal form.
Proposal Due Date
All proposals for additional survey questions and oversampling should be submitted to the Texas BRFSS program (email@example.com) by 5:00 PM CST on July 7, 2023.
A discussion of all proposals will take place virtually via a Microsoft Teams Meeting on July 20, 2023 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 firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can add you to the calendar meeting link.
If you need additional information, please contact the Texas BRFSS Coordinator, Rebecca Wood, in the Center for Health Statistics at Rebecca.Wood@dshs.texas.gov.
View the following proposal documents for more information:
- Attachment A: Pricing -- Provides general information about how costs for participating in the Texas BRFSS are determined.
- 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.
Visit our website to learn more about the Texas BRFSS Program.