Population Health Strategies

Population Health Strategies

Population Health Strategies, is part of the Bureau of Health Promotion, supports long-range planning; data acquisition, analysis and interpretation; and grant program support and evaluation.

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) 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, conducted annually in Kansas since 1992. Financial support is possible from many public health programs, including the following:

  • KDHE
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Health Forward Foundation
  • Kansas Health Foundation
  • REACH Healthcare Foundation
  • Sunflower Foundation

2020 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Data Tables

The population density category was recently modified, which means all the data tables KDHE normally provides with each years data will need to be redone. We appreciate your patience as more time is needed to accommodate this change. We anticipate the data tables will be available sometime in January 2022.  

As for the previous years data tables, we are currently working on how we can best present and share those tables so that they are both meaningful and accessible.  In the meantime, check out the latest report, Health Risk Behaviors of Kansans 2019 (PDF)

If you have any immediate questions or data requests please reach out to Lance Sweeney

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 by visiting the