Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

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For our experiential learning activity this week you will conduct a healthcare data analysis and make healthcare management recommendations.

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) analyzes BRFSS (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System) data, to provide localized health information that can help public health practitioners identify local emerging health problems, plan and evaluate local responses, and efficiently allocate resources to specific needs. Review the data and recommend an action plan for public health practitioners.

From the BRFSS page, click Prevalence Data and Data Analysis Tools, and then click Prevalence and Trends Data.

Select one Class and Topic for the most current year available (e.g. Cholesterol Awareness -> Cholesterol High)

Provide the measure(s) definition for the map/chart. How does Florida compare to the nation on the selected class/topic?

Using an Evidence-Based-Practice (EBP) approach connecting with your knowledge from Chapter 2, provide a summary action plan recommendation to public health practitioners for ways to improve the particular factor in Florida (best practices in other states, methods, etc.).

Please be sure to include and cite your sources following best writing practices.

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