2022 Gathering Grounds Session -- BRFSS and Youth Survey Data Modernization: Challenges, Opportunities, and Future Possibilities

July 12, 2022 10:00 AM

Presenter: Bridget Canniff, CPH, Project Director, Northwest Tribal Epidemiology Center at Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) has been working with the Oregon Health Authority since 2020 to explore, from a tribal perspective, the usefulness and limitations of state-wide survey data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and school-based youth surveys. Join us for a discussion of our initial project findings, including suggestions for providing more culturally-appropriate context in questions and data reporting, the strengths of tribal BRFSS data collection, and how this work fits into a larger discussion of how state-based population health surveys could be updated to better meet the needs of tribes, AI/AN communities, and other communities of color, both in Oregon and across the US.