Dear New York Resident,
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is conducting a landmark health survey between June and September 2004, called the New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NYC HANES.)
Your household has been randomly selected to be included in the survey. [Name of organization] supports the NYC HANES and strongly encourages you to participate.
If you participate, you will receive free health screening for conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. This information is important, so that you can know about your health and take steps to improve it. Remember, participation in the survey is confidential. This means that no information will be given out about you, even if a court of law asks for it.
In addition to improving knowledge of your own health, this initiative will also improve our understanding of the health of all City residents. [Name of organization] is excited that New York City is doing this survey, and we look forward to learning more about the health of New Yorkers.
[name and title of sender]