Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)


BRFSS is the world’s largest, on-going telephone health survey system, tracking health conditions and risk behaviors throughout the United States and its territories.

Since 1987 Maine BRFSS has provided state-specific information about health issues such as asthma, diabetes, health care access, alcohol use, hypertension, obesity, cancer screening, nutrition and physical activity, tobacco use, and many more.  Federal, state and local health officials, and researchers use this information to track health risks, identify emerging problems, prevent disease, and improve treatment.

Each year over 6,500 Maine adult, non-institutionalized residents are called to participate in this important survey.  If you are called, your participation is very important to the survey.

More Information

For other Maine specific information contact Melissa Damren, Maine BRFSS Coordinator, telephone at (207) 287-1420 or by email at

Department of Health and Human Services
Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Division of Public Health Systems
11 State House Station
220 Capitol Street
Augusta, ME  04333-0011