The Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance Study (BRFSS) is an ongoing study that is coordinated by the CDC on a national level and the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services in the state of Wisconsin.
The Access to Lung Cancer Treatment Study (ATLC) was a telephone interview of lung cancer patients documenting delays in the lung cancer care continuum in Wisconsin and North Carolina.
The WLS is a unique, large-scale longitudinal study of adults and their families that covers more than half a century of life. It is a valuable resource for research on aging, life course, inter-generational transfers, relationships, family functioning, long term effects of education and cognitive ability, occupational careers, physical and mental well-being, and morbidity and mortality.
The NCS is the largest study ever done to examine the effects of environmental influences on the health and development of over 100,000 children nationwide, following them from before birth, to age 21.
This longitudinal survey of senior women who have undergone breast surgery related to cancer was fielded between 2005 and 2008. The survey design involved 4 waves of telephone surveys with women over age 65 in the states of New York, Florida, Illinois, and California.
Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) is a population-based CDC surveillance system to reduce infant mortality and low birth weight. Started in 1987, PRAMS collects state-specific data on maternal behaviors that will be used for planning and assessing perinatal health programs. UWSC has been conducting the phone follow-up to the mail survey for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services since 2007.
The TEAM Study is a longitudinal study of 700 African Americans with high blood pressure. The study examines the an intervention approach whereby community pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in these five Wisconsin cities help educate patients about their blood pressure, medications and other strategies needed to control blood pressure, and communicate with the patients’ doctors when appropriate.
The Puerto Rican Elderly Health Condition Project (PREHCO) investigates the characteristics of older adults (aged 60+) in Puerto Rico through an island-wide, cross-sectional sample survey of target individuals and their surviving spouses.
This project is a national, random digit-dialed telephone survey of 2,800 community-living U.S. adults between the ages of 35 and 89 to collect information on health-related quality of life.
The goal of this project is to gather information on young adults’ views and eating habits related to fruit and vegetables. The responses will help develop nutrition education materials for young adults.