Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
The Minnesota BRFSS, started in 1984, is a large-scale telephone survey conducted on a monthly basis throughout the year. Topics covered by the BRFSS include smoking, overweight, physical activity, fruit/vegetable consumption, chronic disease prevalence, and access to healthcare.
The BRFSS survey is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is conducted in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and three U.S. territories (Guam, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands). MDH provides data to CDC monthly.
Notice of Contract Opportunity: posted October 8, 2018
The Minnesota Department of Health is requesting proposals for the purpose of the administration of the Minnesota Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) telephone survey. The anticipated two-year contract is January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2020. The initial work will be the preparation, planning and execution of the 2019 MN BRFSS according to standardized protocol developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The contract will cover two years of annual January 1 through December 31 data collection, with the option to extend the contract for another year for a total of three (3) years with satisfactory performance.
To get a copy of the RFP, please send a written request by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minnesota Department of Health personnel are NOT allowed to discuss the request for proposals with anyone, including responders, before the proposal submission deadline.
Prospective responders who have any questions regarding this RFP should submit questions via email to email@example.com. The deadline for submission of questions is Monday, October 15, 2018.
For more information about the national BRFSS program, visit the CDC website:
- CDC: Prevalence and Trend data
BRFSS data for Minnesota and other states, by year and topic.
- CDC: About BRFSS
CDC's overview of the need for the BRFSS, as well as a brief history of its inception.
- CDC: BRFSS Survey Data and Documentation
Information about survey methodology, weighting of BRFSS data, downloading data, and other topics.