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Program Contacts

3601 C Street, Suite 722
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: (907)-269-8127
Fax: (907)-269-5446

Jodi Barnett, MA
Alaska BRFSS Program Manager
(907) 269-8127

Jessica Barker, PhD
Public Health Data Analyst
(907) 465-8234

Alaska Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)


COVID-19 Alaska DHSS Updates Are you in one of the Alaska DHSS Surveys?

The Alaska Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is a telephone survey that asks Alaska adults about their health, as well as behaviors that could affect their health. It includes questions about nutrition, physical activity, tobacco and alcohol use, and more. Organizations and groups across Alaska use BRFSS information in many ways, including guiding public health programs, supporting federal grants, and ensuring effective use of limited public health resources.​

Alaska’s survey is part of a national effort run by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC has conducted the BRFSS survey for nearly 30 years and now gathers informatio​n about health and behaviors from adults in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and three U.S. territories.

Individuals​ and organizations can do the following:

  • Take the survey. Alaska adults who are randomly chosen and called can take the BRFSS. The Alaska BRFSS survey is anonymous and generally takes between 20–25 minutes. You can skip any questi​ons that make you uncomfortable, and your information will never be linked back to you. If you receive a call at an inconvenient time, you can call back or request a call at a better time.
  • Use the BRFSS data. The important findings from the survey can support and inform health programs, or help organizations get the funding and resources they need to help Alaskans.
  • Reach out to learn more. If you are interested in a specific health topic, please contact us by telephone or email to find out if our data can help you. If you need raw (unanalyzed) data, fill out a data request form.

For more information, please contact the BRFSS program manager at or (907) 269-8127.

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