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Information for respondents on current studies in the field

Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
This study is conducted for the Delaware Division of Health and Social Services in cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is classified as a public health activity and is not considered research. It is conducted in all 50 states and 4 US territories. It is the largest telephone survey in the world and is the primary source of health related information in the State of Delaware. The data gathered are used to ~ Track disease prevalence ~ Identify emerging health problems ~ Establish and track health objectives ~ Develop and evaluate public health policies and programs ~ Used to support health related legislative efforts

Contact for more information: Fred Breukelman, Director of Public Health Education, Delaware Division of Public Health, (302)744-1000
University of Delaware


Delaware Travel Monitoring System Study
This study is conducted for the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT). It provides useful information to policy makers within DelDOT to determine the need for transportation services throughout the State. In addition, the data are spatially mapped utilizing GIS software to provide detailed information for infrastructure planning. Specifically we collect information on ~ Travel patterns ~ Commute times ~ Mode of transportation (e.g. driving, biking, walking, etc) ~ Assess the use and need for public transportation

Contact for more information: Mike DuRoss, Transportation Planning Supervisor at DelDOT, (302) 760-2110
University of Delaware