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Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) BRFSS is an annual telephone survey implemented nationwide under a grant from the CDC. Since 1989, the Pennsylvania Department of Health has released annual reports using BRFSS data on various health risk behaviors, such as smoking, drinking, seat belt usage and health status.
 
School Health Profiles (Profiles) Sponsored by the CDC, Profiles is a system of surveys assessing school health policies and practices in states, large urban school districts, territories, and tribal governments. Profiles surveys are conducted every two years among middle and high school principals and lead health education teachers. Profiles monitors the status of: school health education requirements and content; physical education and physical activity; school health policies; asthma management activities; family and community involvement; and school health coordination.
Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) The YRBS is one component of the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) developed by the CDC in collaboration with representatives from state and local departments of education and health, other federal agencies, and national education and health organizations. The YRBSS was designed to assess risk behaviors among youth and their change over time. These risk factors include: injuries and violence; tobacco use; drug and alcohol use; sexual behavior; dietary behavior and physical activity. CDC Youth Risk Behavior Survey
 
Updated: July 17, 2016