Place-Based Surveillance

Place-Based Surveillance

Goal: Support implementation and tailoring of evidence-based interventions by providing data that contextualizes health behavior within social and physical environments, with a particular focus on tobacco, nutrition, physical activity and STD/HIV prevention.

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

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The BRFSS is a comprehensive health behavior survey that allows for the collection of standardized and detailed information on various health indicators. The PRCHN helped to establish the Cleveland and the Cuyahoga County BRFSS, in collaboration with Cleveland Department of Public Health and Cuyahoga County Board of Health, both mirrored after the national BRFSS.

Neighborhood Environment Assessment Project


NEAP is a systematic environmental mapping project intended to provide researchers and community partners with geographically linked indicators associated with healthy lifestyles.

Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

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The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is a cross-sectional tool developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to track adolescent risk behavior over time. This information is critical to collect at the local level in order to compare the risk behaviors of local teens with those of teens in other communities in Ohio as well as with those behaviors in other urban communities across the country.