Surveillance, Evaluation & Epidemiology Office

The Surveillance, Evaluation & Epidemiology Office (SEEO) supports Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion (CDPHP) staff 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 major public health data sets from 2000 forward.

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

    • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, an annual telephone survey 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 of tobacco 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 school administrators sponsored by Department of Education to assess implementation of the Wellness Guidelines.