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REACH (Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health) Risk Factor Survey

Description

REACH gathers health-related information annually from selected communities across the United States where REACH U.S. community health interventions have been launched. The results of the survey are used in many ways, including improving REACH U.S. programs. These data allow CDC to track trends in community health in the areas where REACH U.S. interventions have been launched.

Supplier

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Data Years Available

2009

Periodicity

Annual through 2013

Mode

Interviews by phone, mail and in-person.

Selected Content

The survey contains questions about health, chronic diseases, diet, exercise, preventive services, and adult immunizations.

Population covered

Selected adults aged 18 years or older residing in REACH communities. 28 communities across the U.S. have been included in the first year of survey data collection. They include communities in AZ, CA, GA, HI, IL, MA, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, VA, WA and WV. The communities are either Centers for Excellence for the Elimination of Health Disparities (CEEDs) or Action Communities (ACs).

Methodology

Unique address-based sampling approach that targets specific geographic areas across the country where REACH U.S. interventions have been implemented. Once the households have been sampled in each of the 28 communities, NORC at the University of Chicago conducts interviews by phone, mail and in-person.

Response rate and sample size

N/A

Interpretation Issues

N/A

References

For more information about the REACH U.S. Risk Factor Survey, please call the CDC Project Officer at 1-888-637-1563.