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Proposed Project: Formative Research and Evaluation of CDC Youth Media Campaign—New—National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
In FY 2001, Congress established the Youth Media Campaign at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Specifically, the House Appropriations Language said: The Committee believes that, if we are to have a positive impact on the future health of the American population, we must change the behaviors of our children and young adults by reaching them with important health messages. CDC, working in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the National Center for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is coordinating an effort to plan, implement, and evaluate a campaign designed to clearly communicate messages that will help kids develop habits that foster good health over a lifetime. The Campaign will be based on principles that have been shown to enhance success, including: designing messages based on research; testing messages with the intended audiences; involving young people in all aspects of Campaign planning and implementation; enlisting the involvement and support of parents and other influencers; tracking the Campaign's effectiveness and revising Campaign messages and strategies as needed.
For the Campaign to be successful, a thorough understanding of tweens (youth ages 9-13), the health behaviors promoted, and the barriers and motivations for adopting and sustaining them is essential. Additionally, a thorough understanding of those who can influence the health behaviors of tweens is important. This understanding will facilitate the development of messages, strategies, and tactics that resonate with tweens, parents and other influencers.
Research for the national and minority audience components of the Youth Media Campaign will identify the target audience(s) using standard market research techniques and will address geographic and demographic diversity to the extent necessary to assure appropriate audience representation. This audience research may include, but not be limited to, intercept interviews, theater testing, expert reviews, in-depth interviews, pilot/field tests/partial launches, internet questionnaires, telephone interviews, and mail questionnaires with various audiences (tweens, ages 9-13; parents; adult influencers; older teen influencers; and partners/alliances). In addition, panels or reoccurring focus groups of tweens and parents will convene to generate on-going feedback to the Campaign. The panels will suggest ideas, review creative executions, and provide feedback on what works and what does not work.
The intent of this audience research is to solicit input and feedback from audiences on a national level and from audiences within targeted populations. Information gathered from both audiences will be used to modify/refine and/or revise Campaign messages and strategies and evaluate Campaign effectiveness.
|Respondents||Number of respondents||Number of responses/ respondent||Average burden per response (in hours)||Total burden in hours|
|Tweens (ages 9-13)||30,000||1||15/60||7,500|
|Reoccurring tween panel(s)||40||4||2||320|
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|Reoccurring parent panel(s)||40||4||2||320|
|Older tween influencers||5,000||1||15/60||1,250|
Dated: May 18, 2001.
Acting Associate Director for Policy, Planning and Evaluation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 01-13322 Filed 5-25-01; 8:45 am]
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