HB Case 1

  1. In your own words, define “health behavior” and define “risk factors”. Be sure to cite a reference even though you used your own words.
  2. Describe the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).
  3. At the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System’s Web page, click on the link for State Information. How are the BRFSS data used in your State? Be sure to tell me which State you are writing about.
  4. Reflect upon ways you can address this health behavior through your role in your chosen health profession.



Required Readings

Association of State and Territorial Public Health Nutrition Directors (2006) Conduct a community assessment: Chapter overview. Moving to the Future. [Electronic resources]. Retrieved May 1, 2012 from http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/resource/conducting-a-community-assessment-1

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2013). The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Retrieved April 1, 2013 from http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/about/

Vermont Department of Health (2011). Community assessment tool kit: Nutrition and physical activity. Fit and healthy Vermonters. Retrieved October 21, 2015 from http://healthvermont.gov/local/grants/documents/CommunityAssessmentToolkit.pdf




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