142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Lessons learned from a six-county Community-Wide Children's Health Assessment and Planning Survey (CCHAPS): How culture and place matter in healthography

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 : 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Jacquelynn Meeks, DrPH MBA , The Center for Children's Health, Cook Children's Health Care System, Fort Worth, TX
Background: In 2008 and 2012 CCHAPS was administered to households across a six county region as well as to area undocumented and homeless populations. This diverse area includes populations that are rural, suburban, urban, and multicultural as well as multi-ethnic.
Methods: After examining the data from the 2008 and 2012 survey cycles, a process was completed to look at the upcoming 2015 survey tool and determine how best to use the finite “real estate “ of a survey to the fullest. By examining skipped patterns, survey drivers, cultural context, post survey usage we crafted the next survey.
Results: The 2015 survey has fewer questions in some areas such as chronic disease, additional questions regarding household compositions and food scarcity, and a better flow.
Conclusion: When designing survey tools there are many voices at the table, often wanting data for differing purposes. It is important to make the most of the allotted survey space by looking at the past patterns of survey completion, availability of data through other means, and poor survey questions. There are many lessons learned especially if you are using the same tool to assess those who are considered “out of place” like the homeless and the undocumented. Place does matter.

Learning Areas:

Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Program planning
Provision of health care to the public

Learning Objectives:
Describe the process for survey refinement Share the survey tool and provide lessons learned Discuss the opportunities for collaboration locally, regionally, and nationally

Keyword(s): Public Health Policy, Community Health Planning

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been involved with the design of the analyses using this data and for the sharing of the data with universities, interns, and the general public. I have a responsibility to manage the next cycle of surveys. Through this process we have learned may lessons to share with others. My scientific interests include the child health and welfare, community health, and health education.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.