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Survey of Health-Related Behaviors

Health Related Behaviors Survey flyer

In February 2024, the DOD’s Health Related Behaviors Survey will be released to a random sample of U.S. service members. The HRBS is DOD’s largest population-based health behaviors survey and it gives service members an opportunity to answer questions about their health, health behaviors, and well-being. The HRBS has been fielded every few years since 1980 in order to assess trends in a wide range of military health behaviors. While the HRBS was originally designed to only assess substance use and abuse, it has evolved over time to encompass a broader range of issues that are important to service member well-being.

The more DOD knows about the needs and well-being of our service members, the better equipped we are to develop policies and practices to improve service member physical, mental, and functional well-being. The 2024 HRBS contains questions that address reproductive health and family planning, social determinants of health, stigma, gender identity, sexual orientation, and adverse childhood experiences. Data from the 2024 HRBS will also be used to assess progress toward meeting the U.S. Healthy People 2020/2030 objectives.

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Last Updated: February 08, 2024
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