To support the development of behavioural risk factor surveillance (BRFS) as a tool for evidence-based public health,
acknowledging the importance of this information source to inform, monitor and evaluate disease prevention and health promotion policies, services and interventions.

The aims of WARFS are:

  • To integrate surveillance as a tool into the mainstream of health promotion;
  • To serve as a reference for researchers, RFS practitioners, and countries that are developing RFS; and
  • To share findings and results and experiences with IUHPE community to facilitate a dialogue regarding the role of RFS.