Project Spotlight: Anti-Smoking Effectiveness Among the LGBT Community

The Research and Evaluation Survey for the Public Education Campaign on Tobacco among LGBT (RESPECT LGBT), sponsored by CTP (the Center for Tobacco Products), is now underway. The RESPECT study evaluates the effectiveness of media campaigns designed to reduce tobacco usage among young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 within the LGBT network.… Read more »

Project Spotlight: The Home and Community Based Services Experience of Care Survey

home care, in home survey, face-to-face survey, field interviewer, medicaid

The Home and Community Based Services Experience of Care Survey is designed to provide standard performance metrics for HCBS programs. The Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) is responsible for the oversight of and payment for Medicaid home and community-based services, which enable chronically ill and disabled Medicaid beneficiaries to receive care at home… Read more »

Project Spotlight: Childhood Obesity 360 TUFTS Study

fast food, child health, obesity study, messaging campaign

Childhood Obesity 360 TUFTS was a pilot study to inform the development of a national messaging campaign aimed at improving child health specific to food consumed in Quick Service Restaurants. The study was structured with one community serving as the intervention location, and another as the control. Previously collected baseline data was followed up with… Read more »

Project Spotlight: The Access-Point Angler Intercept Survey

anglers, intercept survey, survey research, data collectors, fishing, marinas

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), sponsored a research study in which data collection staff conducted in-person interviews with marine recreational anglers along the east coast and in Puerto Rico. Field staff traveled to assigned sites to interview anglers about their fishing experiences, collect a variety of information, and… Read more »

Project Spotlight: Early Education Initiative Ramps Up In US Malls

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Age of Learning’s initiative to grow their product, ABCmouse.com, and spread their passion for early childhood education is well underway. ABCmouse.com is an interactive, web-based product designed for children two to eight years old. They have just opened their 22nd mall-based location in Lone Tree, Colorado, and have ambitious plans for future expansion. Headway Workforce… Read more »

Project Spotlight: National Survey of Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)

community health awareness, drug use, health survey

The project has been ongoing since 1988 and is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The NSDUH survey collects data to identify underserved communities that are in need of substance abuse and mental health facilities. Other government agencies also use the information to support prevention programs and monitor the efficacy… Read more »

Project Spotlight: National Survey of Child and Adolescent Wellbeing

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NSCAW III is a national study of children who have had contact with the child welfare system or are at risk of abuse or neglect. This study collects child and family-level data from children, their current caregivers, and their caseworkers, and may take place in various locations including homes, agency offices, or group homes. This… Read more »

Project Spotlight: The Harris County Marriage Project

newlyweds, marital longevity, marriage, texas, survey research, regional study

The Harris County Marriage Project is intended to understand the factors that make marriages last and those that determine marital longevity.  Results from the study will serve to inform educational programs to assist newlywed couples and couples considering marriage. Field interviewers will conduct in-home assessments of newly-wed couples living in low-income neighborhoods in Houston, TX.… Read more »

Project Spotlight: The Evaluation of Making Proud Choices! Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

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This program will provide timely evidence to the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) on the impacts of Making Proud Choices!, a highly popular yet understudied evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention program. The impact study will measure the effectiveness of the program, as delivered in schools and by external health educators, using a random assignment design with… Read more »

Project Spotlight: The National Panel of Tobacco Consumer Studies

tobacco products, cigarettes, smokers, smoking, survey research

The Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products has sponsored the National Panel of Tobacco Consumer Studies (TCS) to recruit eligible tobacco-product users to better understand what they know and feel about FDA regulatory actions. The information they provide will help inform future tobacco-related policy decisions made by the FDA. The TCS project is… Read more »