Projects

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Kettleman City Canvass

Client/Funder: Kings County Department of Public Health

In previous years, epidemiologic and research reports have concluded that the rates of birth defects and cancer in Kettleman City do not differ significantly from comparison groups. However, the community has continued to experience distress and anxiety regarding the incidence of these health-related outcomes. Due to SRG’s background in survey and cancer-related scientific knowledge, expertise in community engagement, and experience analyzing large cancer and health morbidity and mortality datasets (including the SEER dataset), we have been contracted to generate sound science and to function as an honest broker between the Kettleman City community and government entities. To achieve this, SRG will hire and work in tandem with local community members to collect data to improve rapport with the community, explore health behaviors and outcomes, and collect concerns and suggestions from community members regarding this issue. A complete census of households in Kettleman City will be approached so every household will have an opportunity to express their concerns to our bilingual and bicultural tandem data collection teams. SRG staff will oversee all aspects of the data collection and community engagement processes to ensure scientifically rigorous data is collected while employing appropriate cultural humility. In addition to the community survey, SRG will conduct a literature review, key informant interviews, hold two community forums to explain the project and share results, and develop bilingual written and electronic materials for professional and laymen audiences at the conclusion of the project.


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CA HPV-Impact: Using SMS as a tool to obtain HPV vaccine history among females in Alameda County

Client/Funder: A collaboration between the California Department of Public Health, the Emerging Infections Program Network, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The HPV-Pre Cancer Cases Project is a surveillance collaboration between the  California Emerging Infections Program (CEIP) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Sexually Transmitted Diseases Control Branch (STDCB).  The SRG Call Center is conducting surveys in English and Spanish with female participants who have been diagnosed with Cervical Pre-Cancer in Alameda County. The surveillance project will help monitor the effects of the HPV vaccine.

 


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American Indian Maternal-Child Health Indicators

Client/Funder: Primary, Rural, and Indian Health Division: California State Office of Rural Health, Department of Health Care Services

SRG has been commissioned to perform comprehensive data analysis pertaining to selected American Indian maternal child health indicators. This includes procuring large datasets with protected health information, cleaning, analyzing, using SAS statistical software, and presenting results of these analyses to DHCS staff, including the use of comparison groups when possible. A final report will be created outlining these vital statistics for the nation, state of California, and California counties that meet minimum sample size requirements. These data variables potentially include births, birth outcomes, deliveries, infant mortality, maternal mortality and morbidity, characteristics of the mother, health care utilization, nutrition, weight, hardships and supports during pregnancy (including childhood hardships experienced by the mother), substance use, pregnancy intention and family planning, infant sleep environment, and breast feeding practices.


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Toiyabe Indian Health Project: PICH and REACH Evaluations

Client/Funder: Toiyabe Indian Health Project & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Read more about the Toiyabe Indian Health Project: PICH and REACH Evaluations


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Patient Notification Materials Evaluation

Client/Funder: California Department of Public Health

To improve patient awareness of cancer registries, we partnered with the California Cancer Registry to design patient notification materials (brochures and posters) in English and Spanish. We used a participatory process to engage stakeholders in the design process and conducted key informant interviews with public health educators, clinicians, and cancer survivors to determine what information to include on the materials, where to distribute them, and how to format them. These materials are currently under review at the California Department of Public Health. Once approved, they will be distributed through California at comprehensive cancer centers, hospitals, and outpatient clinics.


Virtual Tissue Repository

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In collaboration with the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program of the Nation Cancer institute and other SEER registries, The Cancer Registry of Greater California (CRGC) is assessing the ability to serve as a resource for bio-specimen research. Survey Research Group (SRG) is working with CRGC in locating patients with bio specimen in pathology laboratories and determine the requirements to retrieve those bio specimens. CRGC and SRG are providing custom annotation of specified data items from pathology repots and capturing costs for identifying each available bio specimen.


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QI-On Tap 

Community Health Needs Assessment Focus Groups for California Counties

Survey Research Group partnered with PHI’s QI-On Tap to conduct community dialogues in California counties. These dialogues include time to share public health data with community members and have a focus group-style facilitated discussion about community health needs. To date, these dialogues were conducted in English and Spanish in Tulare and Santa Cruz counties with diverse community groups, including farmworkers and the LGBTQ+ community.


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Berkeley Evaluation of Soda Tax (BEST)

Client/Funder: Bloomberg Philanthropies

Read more about the Berkeley Evaluation of Soda Tax project


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Michigan Harvest of the Month Evaluation

Client/Funder: Michigan Fitness Foundation

Read more about the Michigan Harvest of the Month Evaluation


 

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Pertussis Vaccination Evaluation

Client/Funder: Emerging Infections Program (CEIP) Network & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Read more about the Pertussis Vaccination Evaluation project


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Child Health & Development Studies

Client/Funder: Child Health & Development Studies

Read more about the Child Health & Development Studies project


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Lucile Packard – Grantee Evaluation

Client/Funder: Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health

Read more about the Lucile Packard – Grantee Evaluation


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Produce for Pantries Evaluation

Client/Funder: Michigan Fitness Foundation

Read more about the Produce for Pantries Evaluation


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Youth Participatory Action Research (Y-PAR) Evaluation – Los Angeles

Client/Funder: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Read more about the Youth Participatory Action Research (Y-PAR) Evaluation – Los Angeles


Previous SRG Project Highlights

 

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Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Study

Client/Funder: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The California Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS) has been ongoing since 1984 and emphasizes health-related behaviors in the California adult population with a specific focus on behaviors related to disease and injury. The SRG Call Center, in collaboration with the California Department of Public Health, conducted approximately 5,000 annual interviews for this data collection effort.


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California Women’s Health Study

Client/Funder: California Department of Healthcare Services

The California Women’s Health Survey (CWHS) is supported by the California Department of Public Health, the California Department of Mental Health, the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs, California Medical Review, Inc., and the Public Health Institute. The CWHS health survey has been ongoing since 1997. The purpose of this survey is to collect information on a variety of health related behaviors and attitudes from a sample of randomly selected adult women. The annual sample size for this survey is approximately 4,000 interviews.


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Orange County Alcohol and Other Drugs Study

Client/Funder: County of Orange Health Care Agency

The Orange County Alcohol and Other Drugs Study is a random-digit dial survey of adults in Orange County conducted every ten years. The study provides data on alcohol and drug use among adults in Orange County that informs the County of Orange Health Care Agency’s Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention Team’s education and training programs. Interviews are conducted in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese languages, and the sampling frame includes both cell and landline telephone components as well as an oversample of the Vietnamese population. In 2012, SRG was primarily responsible for survey instrument translation, data collection, data cleaning, and creating weights using iterative proportional fitting techniques (raking). The sample size for this study is approximately 2,800 interviews.


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ACES Adverse Childhood Experiences – Center for Youth Wellness

Client/Funder: Center for Youth Wellness

The Center for Youth Wellness (CYW) is a health organization imbedded within a primary care pediatric home serving children and families in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood in San Francisco. CYW’s mission is to “improve the health of children and adolescents exposed to Adverse Childhood Experiences”. Utilizing the Adverse Childhood Experience module from the 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013 California Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, prevalence of ACEs according to demographic, social, and health-related characteristics were analyzed by SRG research staff. SRG provided CYW with a full analysis of the findings and worked with CYW to finalize a published report.

Click here to view the LiveStories Site prepared using SRG data!


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California Dietary Practice Survey

Client/Funder: California Department of Public Health

The California Dietary Practices Survey is the most extensive dietary and physical activity assessment of adults 18 years and older in California. From 2003-2013, SRG conducted telephone interviews in English and Spanish from samples of random-digit dial and Calfresh-eligible populations. This survey uses 24 hour dietary recall methods adapted from the Automated Self-Administered 24-Hour Dietary Recall (ASA24). Sampling typically included oversampling of populations of interest by race/ethnicity. SRG was primarily responsible for sample design, data collection, data cleaning, and creating survey weights. The sample size for this study is approximately 1,500 interviews.


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California Teen Eating, Exercise, and Nutrition Survey (CalTEENS)

Client/Funder: California Department of Public Health

The California Teen Eating, Exercise, and Nutrition Survey provides data on dietary intake and practices, physical and sedentary activity, and factors that influence these behaviors of adolescents ages 13-17 years old in California. From 1998 – 2014, SRG conducted telephone interviews in English and Spanish from samples of random-digit-dial and Calfresh-eligible populations. Sampling typically oversampling of populations of interest by race/ethnicity. SRG was primarily responsible for sample design, data collection, data cleaning, and creating survey weights. The sample size for this study is approximately 1,100 interviews.


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Youth Risk Behavior Survey

Client/Funder: California Department of Public Health

The California Department of Public Health collaborated with SRG to conduct the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). The YRBS is a national survey with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to monitor health-risk behaviors that continue to the leading causes of death and disability among you and adults. SRG coordinated with 30 schools and administered the survey to 1,500 adolescents in grades 9 through 12 all across California.


 

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