The PRC Parent Survey
South Side parents of preschoolers surveyed about childhood health
A community advisory group, including residents and organizations from Columbus’ South Side neighborhoods, has helped Ohio State researchers develop a survey to find out more about the challenges parents face in raising healthy, active children.
The survey, which began in May 2012, is being done by The Ohio State University’s Prevention Research Center (PRC). The survey will be administered face-to-face, and parents are asked to bring their child so staff can measure the child’s height and weight.
Parents who are selected to participate in the survey will receive a letter from Nationwide Children’s Hospital telling them about the study and urging them to contact the PRC to sign up for a survey.
Participants will receive a $25 gift card as a thank-you for their time.
The survey consists of questions about the participants’ neighborhoods, access to food and play spaces, and child activity and eating behaviors.
The goal is to survey 300 parents/guardians with children 2-5 years old living in zip codes 43205, 43206, and 43207.
Results will help identify resources needed to support parents in their efforts to raise healthy children and will contribute to the development of programs and policies in the community.
For more information, read the PRC Survey Basics document or contact PRC Program Manager, Carol Smathers at 614-315-6651.