• We operate the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and the Youth Health Survey (MYHS).  The BRFSS is an annual telephone survey that collects data on emerging public health issues, health conditions, risk factors and behaviors among adults.  The MYHS is a bi-annual survey that collects data on risk factors and behaviors among public middle and high school students.

    Results are used for health care policy planning, as a guide for developing preventive health interventions, and as an assessment of health status in Massachusetts.

    Contact Information

    Health Survey Program
    Office of Data Management and Outcomes Assessment
    250 Washington Street, 6th Floor
    Boston, MA 02108
    Telephone: (617) 624-6064
    Fax: (617) 624-5631

  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance

  • Massachusetts Youth Health Survey (MYHS)

  • Data Sets

    We produce de-identified data sets for both BRFSS and MYHS. These data sets do not include any sub-state geographical identifiers, individual age, household enumeration, individual height and weight, or gender identity. Please contact Maria McKenna at maria.mckenna@state.ma.us for more information.

    Researchers requiring any of these variables not included in the de-identified data sets must submit a request to the Privacy and Data Access Office.