Health Risk Studies (HRS) Program


Health Risk Studies is part of the Bureau of Health Promotion within the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Its main functions are to support health promotion activities through long-range planning; data acquisition, analysis and interpretation; grant program support and evaluation

BRFSS: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

This program conducts telephone surveys related to a wide range of health issues in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. BRFSS is the largest continuously conducted telephone survey in the world. It is conducted in every state, the District of Columbia and United States territories and has been conducted in Kansas annually since 1992. Financial support is possible from many public health programs within and outside of KDHE, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health Forward Foundation, Kansas Health Foundation, REACH Healthcare Foundation and Sunflower Foundation.

Other Studies

KDHE conducts other telephone surveys to address data needs on health-related issues in Kansas. These surveys can address a specific health issue, cover specific geographic areas, such as counties, or focus on health issues related to specific population groups.

Learn more about these studies and frequently asked questions:

Julie F. Sergeant, PhD
Director, Population Health Studies Section
Director, Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
(785) 296-5868