Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline

Increase the number of states, territories, and the District of Columbia that use the standard module on sexual orientation and gender identity in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Baseline: 21 states (including DC and territories) used the standard module on sexual orientation and gender identity in the BRFSS in 2016

Target: 25 States (including DC and Territories)

Target Setting Method
Percent improvement

Summary

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) collects data on adults’ health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services. States that use the standard module on sexual orientation and gender identity in the BRFSS help collect national data on LGBT health issues. Strategies to get more states to use the standard module can lead to better understanding of LGBT people’s health-related challenges.