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Pilot Study of Community-Based Surveillance of Supports for Healthy Eating/Active Living (HE/AL)—New— National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Background and Brief Description
CDC proposes to conduct a pilot study to examine the feasibility of establishing a national community-level surveillance system on policy supports for healthful eating and active living. Results of the feasibility study will be used to assess the feasibility of establishing a national surveillance system and the best methods for encouraging a high response rate in a representative sample of communities. The pilot study will be conducted in two states with a representative sample of 400 communities, 200 municipalities in each state. The sample frame will be generated from the U.S. Census of Governments.
The proposed pilot study is designed to address three key methodological objectives. The first objective is to test the feasibility of the proposed sampling frame and to answer sample design issues related to determining sampling criteria for inclusion, as well as the development of weights and estimates.
The second objective is to identify and critically evaluate whether respondents in diverse municipalities of various sizes and organizational structures are able to answer a self-administered survey questionnaire. The survey questionnaire includes 42 items on the following topics: Community-wide planning efforts for healthy eating and active living, the built environment and policies that support physical activity, and policies and practices that support access to healthy food and healthy eating. The estimated burden per response is one hour. Issues to be addressed include critical assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of methods for identifying the best respondents for completing the survey questionnaire; conducting a limited process evaluation that identifies the barriers and challenges respondents may incur in providing reasonable and current data for the questionnaire; and arriving at a data collection instrument with the lowest possible threshold for respondent burden.
The third objective is to identify and critically evaluate different methods of study recruitment and non-response follow-up. A split-sample approach will be used to assign each target respondent to one of two groups: a low-intensity recruitment group or a moderate-intensity recruitment group. All target respondents in the study sample will receive email reminders to encourage participation in the survey. Target respondents in the moderate-intensity recruitment group will also receive up to three telephone contacts to address questions and serve as reminders. The estimated burden per contact is five minutes.
Respondents will be city/town planners and managers, or individuals with similar responsibilities. The majority of survey responses will be collected using a secure, web-based survey data collection system. Respondents who prefer to complete a paper survey will be able to print the survey from the web-based data collection system, complete it, and return it using instructions that will be provided. OMB approval is requested for one year. Participation is voluntary and there are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated burden hours are 450.
Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
|Type of respondent||Form name||Number of respondents||Number of responses per
respondent||Average burden per
|City/Town Manager-Planner||Survey of Community-Based Policy and Environmental Supports for Healthy Eating and Active Living||400||1||1|
| ||Telephone Non-Response Follow-up Contact Script||200||3||5/60|
Kimberly S. Lane,
Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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