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These training materials are available to support those people and organizations that conduct the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

BRFSS Operational and User's Guide (PDF-1.7Mb)
The User's Guide is a manual covering all aspects of BRFSS survey operations. This fully navigable, fully printable PDF version includes the following information:

• Processes of the BRFSS • Data collection and management
• Survey protocol • Quality assurance, funding
• Staffing • Data use and promotion
• Questionnaire development • Reference material
• Survey methodology • Tips and pointers from the states

NOTE: You will need Acrobat Reader (a free application) to view and print this document. To navigate through the guide’s chapters and sections, open the document and click the Bookmarks tab at the left side of the browser window. The expandable chapter menu features links to specific sections of the guide.

BRFSS Interviewer Training Module
This training resource familiarizes BRFSS telephone interviewers with the software and success strategies for completing quality interviews.

NOTE: The quizzes at the end of each section require enabling JavaScript to be interactive. If JavaScript is disabled, the full text of the quizzes will be available without the interactivity. A few of the training interactions require Macromedia Flash player. Learn more about Macromedia Flash.


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