THE NEW YORK CITY HEALTH AND NUTRITION EXAMINATION SURVEY(NYC HANES) OUTREACH PLAN
About the Survey
¾ Nationally, NHANES (the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) is the cornerstone survey used for assessing the health of the United States population. CDC has conducted the NHANES periodically since the 1960’s. NHANES provides important examination data on public health problems from a national perspective, but it cannot tell us about public health conditions in New York City.
¾ DOHMH plans to conduct the first-ever community HANES (called NYC HANES), which will determine the prevalence and level of control of basic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, depression, environmental exposure to tobacco and pesticides, mental health, and infectious diseases.
¾ Survey data collection is going to begin in June and end in September 2004. Training and a dress rehearsal will begin mid-May.
¾ The NYC HANES study sample will be drawn from the civilian, non-institutionalized, adult household population. The planned sample size will be 2,000 interviewed and examined adults, selected randomly in order to be representative of the city’s population.
NYC HANES SOCO
NYC HANES is a community-based survey that measures actual health conditions of NYC adult residents and includes an interview plus a brief physical exam. From this survey, we will learn how many New Yorkers suffer from key conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and depression. This is the first survey to physically measure health conditions among NYC residents. The valuable data we will collect will enable the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to better direct health resources to the real public health needs of City residents.
NYC HANES Outreach Strategy & Timeline
¾ 1 month prior to NYC HANES Kickoff –
Letters to local elected officials
Meet with Borough Presidents
Press Release/Press Conference
3-4 weeks prior to Kickoff –
Flyer neighborhood blocks with General Purpose Flyer
Articles in local newspapers (eg block associations)
2 weeks prior to Kickoff -
Advance Letter to selected households
Advance Letter to
Kickoff (or participant enrollment) -
Detailed Brochure & Confidentiality Brochure
NYC HANES Kickoff