Washington State Department of Health
The Department of Health protects and improves the health of people in Washington State.

Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide information to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies. To accomplish all of these, we collaborate with many partners every day.
Organization Contact
Wendi Gilreath
wendi.gilreath@doh.wa.gov

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

The BRFSS is a yearly survey that measures changes in the health of people in the United States. It is the longest continuously running phone survey in the world. This survey is an important source of health-related data. It is the only survey that collects information on certain health factors like tobacco use and insurance coverage.

Steps Required to Obtain Data
To order BRFSS Data Sets, simply submit a request through the Department of Health website.

Link to order form:
https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/opinio/s?s=BRFSSDataOrderForm
On average, how long does it take to access the data?
Orders are usually reviewed and filled within 5 business days.
Category
Population, Public Health & Social Services
Originating Data Source
Other
Respondent Survey
Intended End User
Academia
Business
General Public
Government
Data Type
Raw
Is the data identifiable?
No
Data is Updated
Annually
Free of Charge?
Yes