Public Health researchers are coming to the Rufus King area this month to gather information about the community’s health.
Field staff from the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW) will visit selected households to explain the survey and enroll participants. Participation in the project is voluntary and all data collected is kept strictly confidential.
In 2012, SHOW researchers are visiting 36 neighborhoods around the state to continue building a database for researchers and community planners to use as they look for ways to combat the state’s health problems.
According to Dr. F. Javier Nieto, director of SHOW, “The information SHOW collects through the years will play an important role in monitoring the health of Wisconsin people, and in guiding community and statewide health services.”
SHOW is a research project of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. It is funded by the National Institutes of Health’s Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and the Wisconsin Partnership Program.