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We are building a database of 2,000+ Virginians just like you
Together for Health - Virginia is an survey being conducted by researchers in the Department of Health Behavior and Policy at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). We are collecting information from people like you to better understand which social, psychological, behavioral, and environmental factors may be helping or hurting the health in Virginia. By looking for patterns, this information will help us develop better health care practices and services.
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. You can take the survey by downloading a phone app to your smart phone, or other mobile device.
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. Participants who complete the survey will receive a $20.00 gift card.
We are researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), located in Richmond Virginia. We are conducting the Together for Health – Virginia survey to assist the VCU Massey Cancer Center (MCC), 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, obesity/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