Health Surveys User Group (HSUG) - BRFSS

The Health Surveys User Group (HSUG) brings together internal and external Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) partners to discuss how to implement 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.

To be added to the HSUG, email the Texas BRFSS Coordinator at

Upcoming HSUG Meetings

Date  Time & Place 
April 20, 2023 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, Virtual 
July 20, 2023 10:00 am - 12:30 pm, Virtual
October 19, 2023 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, Virtual
January 18, 2024 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, Virtual

2024 Texas BRFSS Development Timeline

 Date  Description
June 5, 2023 Call for 2024 Texas BRFSS Proposals goes out 
July 7, 2023 Texas BRFSS proposals for additional questions and oversampling are due to Texas BRFSS Coordinator 
July 20, 2023  HSUG Meeting to discuss proposals 
September 2023  Pretesting any new questions 
October 19, 2023  HSUG Meeting - finalize questionnaire and contractor will be onsite 
October 31, 2023  Finalized questionnaire to contractor 
November 1, 2023 Begin contracts for additional questions and oversampling
January 2024 2024 BRFSS questionnaire in the field