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Using BRFSS Data from the Cognitive Decline and Caregiver Modules for Action

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Start : 10:00 AM (Pacific)
End : 11:00 AM (Pacific)

Part of the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center webinar series sponsored by the Administration for Community Living.

Click here to view the recorded presentation at no charge.

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is a nationally representative survey of states and territories in the United States. The BRFSS is used to collect data about U.S. adults regarding their health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions and use of preventive services. Results of the BRFSS have been used to develop health promotion activities across the country. States can leverage findings from the BRFSS cognitive decline and caregiver modules to influence changes in their long-term services and supports systems, and to educate decision makers.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Discuss the BRFSS’ background, purpose, and types of data collected;
  • Describe the BRFSS cognitive decline and caregiver modules and their purpose; and,
  • List ways to translate BRFSS data into outcome-oriented actions.


Dr. Lisa McGuire leads the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Alzheimer’s disease and Healthy Aging Program, which houses the congressionally appropriated Healthy Brain Initiative.





Wayne Tormala is bureau chief at the Arizona Department of Health Services, where he provides leadership in tobacco control, chronic disease, HIV prevention, men’s health, worksite wellness, health disparities, chronic pain management, and healthy aging.

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