Are you the parent of at least one child aged 0-17, or are you an expectant parent? You may be able to participate in an online research study to help understand how families are dealing with the challenges of COVID-19. Participation involves completing a survey about your family’s needs and the resources in your community. Five participants per week will be randomly selected to receive $100.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many families are experiencing challenges to their health, finances, education, and social supports. The purpose of this survey is to help better understand areas of need and strength during this unprecedented health crisis in an effort to improve access to resources.
This survey study is one of many parts of The Pittsburgh Study. In collaboration with UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, the University of Pittsburgh, and many community organizations, The Pittsburgh Study is designed to find out what works to help children of all ages thrive. Researchers hope The Pittsburgh Study leads to programs and systems that parents, teachers, and service providers can use to improve children’s lives – in Pittsburgh and beyond.
COULD THIS STUDY BE RIGHT FOR YOU?
- Parent of at least one child aged 0-17, or expectant parent (pregnant females or their partners)
- Have an active email address and access to an internet-connected device to complete online survey (if not, participants may complete the survey by phone)
WHAT PARTICIPANTS CAN EXPECT
Participation involves completing an anonymous online survey with questions about your family and the resources available in your communities. At the end of the survey, participants can provide their contact information to receive future notifications from the study team when a new weekly survey is posted.