Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System - Minnesota Center for Health Statistics

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

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 The deadline for submission of questions is Monday, October 15, 2018.

View responses: Responses to questions submitted under RFP: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (PDF)

For more information about the national BRFSS program, visit the CDC website:

Updated Friday, 25-Jan-2019 15:41:52 CST