MDH Phone Surveys
Phone surveys are vital tools for public health organizations like the Minnesota Department of Health because they help track the challenges and needs of communities.
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
MDH's most common phone survey is the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. MDH works with the survey company Abt SRBI to do the survey. The phone call you receive should be from 651-201-4982 or 877-551-6138. You can also ask for a supervisor who will identify themselves as being from the company Abt SRBI.
More information about the BRFSS survey is available online at Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Frequently Asked Questions.
Minnesota Adult Health Study (or Minnesota Adult Tobacco Survey, “MATS”)
MDH and ClearWay MinnesotaSM are conducting a comprehensive survey about the health practices of adults in Minnesota, with an emphasis on tobacco use. This telephone survey is being conducted by Westat, an independent research organization. The phone number that will appear on cell phone caller IDs is 651-212-2581 (Red Wing, MN) or toll free 855-868-4818. Landline caller IDs will show the number 651-212-2575 or toll free 855-869-5698. The results of the survey will provide useful information to health care professionals, medical researchers and others interested in helping Minnesotans live healthier lives.
More information about MATS is available on our Minnesota Health Survey webpage.
Minnesota Health Access Survey (MNHA)
This is a biennial general population telephone survey of Minnesotans focused on health insurance coverage and access, as well as health care access. The University of Minnesota may display on caller ID. MDH works with the survey company SSRS located in Media, PA. The phone number you receive should be from 612-626-3261 or 651-201-3846.
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