Virginia is Together for Health!
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About the Together For Health - Virginia Research Program
We are building a research program of 2,000+ Virginians, just like you.
Together For Health - Virginia is a research program being conducted by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). We are collecting information to better understand which social, psychological, behavioral, and environmental factors impact health in Virginia. This information will help VCU Massey Cancer Center develop better health care practices and services for Virginians.
By joining Together For Health - Virginia, you will be contributing to a research registry.
A research registry is a scientific database that stores information that you provide. Researchers affiliated with VCU Massey Cancer Center will use information from the registry to learn more about health and disease. Access to the Together For Health - Virginia research registry is controlled. Only approved researchers will have access to information from the registry.
How can I participate?
To participate in the Together For Health - Virginia research program, you can either:
1) Register through the Together For Health - Virginia web portal
2) Download the mobile application (app) to your smartphone or other mobile device
Once you register, you will be able to complete and initial set of surveys. With your permission, we will also collect information from other data sources, such as your fitness tracker or publicly available data. An mail invitation to participate in the research program was also sent to a number of randomly selected households in Virginia.
The Together For Health - Virginia web mortal and mobile app are coming soon
About the Together For Health - Virginia research team
Together for Health - Virginia is being conducted by researchers in the Department of Health Behavior and Policy at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and the VCU Massey Cancer Center, located in Richmond, Virginia. The information provided by Virginians, like you, will help us understand and shape health in Virginia.
The Together For Health - Virginia research program will help the VCU Massey Cancer Center, an NCI-designated cancer center, improve cancer prevention, education, and outreach in Virginia. Results from the research being conducted will help the VCU Massey Cancer Center target programming focused on cancer-prevention behaviors, such as tobacco cessation, weight management, HPV vaccination, and the screening and early detection of cancer. This research will also help VCU Massey Cancer Center address existing cancer disparities, such as financial barriers, health literacy, health access, and medical mistrust.
If you have any questions, or if you wish to report a problem, the project coordinator can be reached at (804) 628-4649, Monday through Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM, or by email at TogetherForHealth@vcuhealth.org.
To ask questions, express concerns, report problems, obtain information, or offer input about your rights as a research participant, you may contact the Office of Research and Innovation, Virginia Commonwealth University, 800 East Leigh Street, Suite 3000 Box 980568, Richmond, VA 23298 or by telephone at (804) 827-2159.