Share your thoughts, experiences on COVID-19
Researchers at the University of Kentucky need everyone’s help in understanding prevention efforts and risk related to the COVID-19 virus. All people are invited to complete a confidential survey as part of the COVID-19 Prevention Project from Wellness, Health, and You (WHY), an ongoing research project that seeks to understand how different life experiences affect well-being and health outcomes.
Scientists and doctors still have much to learn about the COVID- 19 virus. Our social nature is part of the problem—the virus spreads among people who are near one another—so it is critically important that we understand how people are taking steps to contain the virus and what they think about risks of transmitting the virus.
The COVID-19 Prevention Project will ask about your efforts to protect yourself from infection and your perception of risk for contracting the virus. Understanding these aspects of the disease is crucial to our efforts to save lives, slow the rate of infection and reopen the economy.
You can make a difference. Participating in the COVID-19 Prevention Project is a way to contribute to the worldwide effort to stop the pandemic. We need people from all walks of life, especially groups that are historically underrepresented in health research, such as people of color, the LGBTQIA community, people with disabilities, people from rural areas and women.
Please forward the survey to your family, friends and co-workers and encourage them to help COVID-19 research by responding.
Completed the survey at www.ccts. uky.edu/covid19preventionproject.
Your experience can help shape the future of health care and research. WHY members also receive health information and research participation opportunities relevant to them.
Learn more about participating in health research, including other ways to participate from home, at www.ukclinicalresearch.com.
MARC T. KIVINIEMI, PH.D. CPH, is a professor and chair of the Department of Health, Behavior and Society in the UK College of Public Health.