Virginia is Together for Health!
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About the survey
We are building a database of 2,000+ Virginians just like you
We are collecting information to better understand how social, behavioral, and environmental factors impact our health in Virginia. By looking for patterns in the data, we aim to find ways to improve health and health care for all Virginians. Together we can make a difference at improving our health in Virginia!
We are conducting the Together for Health - Virginia survey 2 ways:
- Surveys are being sent to a random set of households in Virginia. If you received a survey in the mail and would like to participate, please fill out the survey and mail it to the address listed on the last page.
- Via the Together For Health - Virginia mobile phone application (app). This app can be downloaded to your smartphone or other mobile device. You can take the survey using the app, and link your profile with other fitness trackers, such as Fitbit. Please note: The Together For Health - Virginia mobile app is not currently available.
The survey asks about your health, home, family and work. It will also ask how you get health information, and how you use healthcare services. All your information will be kept confidential. Participation in Together for Health – Virginia is completely voluntary. You do not have to answer all the questions, and you may skip any question that you do not wish to answer. Your relationship with providers at VCU and your care at VCU (now or in the future) will not be affected.
Thank you for sharing your experiences with the Together for Health - Virginia survey 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 (MCC), located in Richmond, Virginia. This information will help us develop better health care practices and services. We are conducting the Together for Health – Virginia survey to assist the VCU Massey Cancer Center, a NCI-designated cancer center, improve cancer prevention, education, and outreach in Virginia. This research will help the MCC target cancer-prevention behaviors, such as tobacco cessation, weight management, HPV vaccination, and cancer screening & early detection, and identify reasons for cancer disparities, such as financial barriers, health literacy, health access, medical mistrust.
If you have any questions, or if you wish to report a problem that may be related to this survey, 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.
Effective care rests on our ability to deeply understand the unique strengths of the community we serve. Thank you for your interest in the Together for Health - Virginia survey