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.

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Upcoming HSUG Meetings:

Date  Time & Place 
July 21, 2022 10:00 am - 12:30 pm, Virtual 
October 20, 2022 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, Virtual
January 19, 2023 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, Virtual
April 20, 2023 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, Virtual

Timeline for the 2023 BRFSS:

 Date  Description
June 2, 2022 Call for 2023 Texas BRFSS Proposals goes out 
July 5, 2022  Texas BRFSS proposals for additional questions and oversampling are due to Texas BRFSS coordinator 
July 21, 2022  HSUG Meeting to discuss proposals 
September 2022  Pretesting any new questions 
October 20, 2022  HSUG Meeting - finalize questionnaire and contractor will be onsite 
October 31, 2022  Finalized questionnaire to contractor 
November 1, 2022 Begin contracts for additional questions and oversampling
January 2023 2023 BRFSS questionnaire in the field