Risk Factor Information System
The risk factor information system is a new branch of health information system designed to produce estimates of risk factors leading to serious diseases, injuries, and death. Risk factor information systems support public health practice by assessment of population health, and comparisons across states and geographic regions over time. Risk factor systems focus on factors such as smoking, environmental risk factors, nutrition, behavioral risk factors, some health conditions, etc. They provide information for implementation of prevention programs and monitoring of the impact of public health prevention programs on a national level.