BRFSS stands for the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey. This is an annual, random telephone survey of adults which collects information about many heath conditions, including adults exercise and nutrition habits. This survey also collects information about adult Body Mass Index (BMI). West Virginia’s most recent BRFSS report can be found at http://www.wvdhhr.org/bph/oehp/hsc/default.htm To see national BRFSS results, or to compare West Virginia to other states, the Centers for Disease Control provides a look-up site at http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/
Fulfilling Our Charge: Action Plan 2006-2008
The West Virginia Healthy Lifestyle Coalition’s Fulfilling Our Charge: Action Plan 2006-2008 provides a comprehensive roadmap for the Coalition. As presented, the Action Plan contains both the general direction to follow for activities to be completed over time and specific actions that are expected to be accomplished during the next two years.
The Coalition’s dream is to change West Virginia’s culture by enticing both young and old, in all corners of the state, to engage in healthy eating habits and physical activity every day.
Healthy People 2020
Healthy People 2020 is a strategic management tool that challenges individuals, communities, and professionals to take specific steps to ensure that good health, as well as long life, is enjoyed by all. Success is measured by positive changes in health status or reductions in risk factors, as well as by improved provision of certain services.
YRBS stands for the Youth Risk Behavior Survey. This questionnaire is completed by students in grades 9 through 12 at a random selection of schools. The YRBS collects information about many behaviors which education and public health try to affect. This survey also gathers information on adolescent nutrition and exercise habits both in and out of school. West Virginia’s YRBS data can be found at http://wvde.state.wv.us/data/
To see national YRBS results, or to compare West Virginia to other states, the Centers for Disease Control provides a look-up site at http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/