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REACH (Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health) Risk Factor Survey


REACH gathers health-related information annually from selected communities across the United States where REACH U.S. community health interventions have been launched. The results of the survey are used in many ways, including improving REACH U.S. programs. These data allow CDC to track trends in community health in the areas where REACH U.S. interventions have been launched.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Data Years Available: 
Annual through 2013
Mode of Collection: 
Interviews by phone, mail and in-person.
Selected Content: 
The survey contains questions about health, chronic diseases, diet, exercise, preventive services, and adult immunizations.
Population Covered: 
Selected adults aged 18 years or older residing in REACH communities. 28 communities across the U.S. have been included in the first year of survey data collection. They include communities in AZ, CA, GA, HI, IL, MA, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, VA, WA and WV. The communities are either Centers for Excellence for the Elimination of Health Disparities (CEEDs) or Action Communities (ACs).

Unique address-based sampling approach that targets specific geographic areas across the country where REACH U.S. interventions have been implemented. Once the households have been sampled in each of the 28 communities, NORC at the University of Chicago conducts interviews by phone, mail and in-person.

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For more information about the REACH U.S. Risk Factor Survey, please call the CDC Project Officer at 1-888-637-1563.