The Office of Family Health Services is committed to promptly providing, reliable and accurate data concerning the health status of
families in Virginia. We regularly analyze, risk and protective factors that contribute to the leading causes
of illness, hospitalizations, and death in the Commonwealth.
This includes the coordination of the Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey, analyses of hospital discharge
data, child passenger restraint usage observational surveys and the coordination of various quantitative and qualitative
surveys that better enable us to understand and promote healthy behaviors and lifestyles in Virginia.