Surveillance, Evaluation & Epidemiology Office

The Surveillance, Evaluation & Epidemiology Office (SEEO) supports the Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion Division and the people of Hawaii by providing high-quality, reliable health data for program planning and evaluation.

SEEO oversees the Hawaii Health Data Warehouse which houses large public health data sets from the year 2000 to present.

We provide epidemiological support and leadership for the following major surveillance systems:

  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, an annual telephone survey of health conditions and health behaviors among adults.
  • Hawaii School Health Survey, an ongoing survey of public school students in grades 6-12 administered on odd years, in collaboration with the Department of Education.
  • Youth Risk Behavior Survey of priority health risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death among young people including injuries and violence, alcohol and other drug use, sexual behaviors, diet and physical activity, and overweight/obesity.
  • Youth Tobacco Survey, which collects data on tobacco use, access, initiation, cessation, knowledge and attitudes and exposure to second hand smoke.
  • Safety and Wellness Survey, an annual survey of Hawaii public school administrators sponsored by Department of Education to assess implementation of the Wellness Guidelines.