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STAFF WHO WORK WITH PREGNANT WOMEN OR PEOPLE LIVING WITH CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF FIVE:

We need to hear from them.
We need your help to encourage
them to participate in
a short survey.  


 

The NYS Department of Health is seeking as many survey participants as possible.

Survey data will be used in efforts to increase participation in WIC public health services.

Please use the template invitation language below to share the survey link with the people you serve.

Please encourage staff who work directly with patients/clients to also share the invitation and survey link.

Purpose of Survey

Most recent data show that only approximately 50% of potentially eligible New Yorkers participate in WIC. As part of a NYS WIC targeted statewide outreach project, Hunger Solutions New York is partnering with the Center for Human Services Research (CHSR) at SUNY Albany to conduct a comprehensive statewide assessment, including a survey focused on the reasons why people who are eligible for WIC may not be enrolled and WIC participants' experiences receiving services and accessing benefits.

Survey topics include:

  • Gaps in WIC knowledge among eligible non-participating people

  • Perceived assets and barriers to WIC services and benefits

  • Perceptions of WIC services and staff

  • Likelihood of continuing WIC participation throughout eligibility

  • Languages spoken at home

  • Social media and public transportation use

Survey Details

  • The online anonymous survey will take about 5 minutes to complete.

  • All eligible survey respondents will be asked about their interest in participating in a one-hour virtual focus group this fall. Those who do participate will be compensated a $25 electronic gift card for their time.

  • The survey is voluntary, and responses are anonymous.

  • The survey is available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

  • The survey is open to respondents until at least October 7, 2022.

Eligible Participants

  • Individuals who are eligible for WIC but have never participated

  • Past WIC participants

  • Current WIC participants

Survey Link / QR Code

Please share the link / QR code below with those who are pregnant or living with children under the age of five:

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Suggested Message to Share:

For potentially WIC eligible non-participants:

 

English: We encourage parents who are pregnant or who live with children under age 5 to complete a short (about 5 minutes) survey. The first 250 people to complete the survey will receive a $5 e-gift card. The survey is available in English, Spanish, and Chinese. Participation in this survey is completely optional. CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY OR FOLLOW THIS LINK: https://tinyurl.com/NYParentSurvey

Spanish: Invitamos a las madres que estén embarazadas o que vivan con niños menores de 5 años a contestar una breve encuesta (unos 5 minutos). Las primera 250 personas que contesten la encuesta recibirán una tarjeta de regalo electrónica con $5. La encuesta está disponible en inglés, español y chino. La participación en esta encuesta es completamente opcional. HAGA CLIC AQUÍ PARA CONTESTAR LA ENCUESTA O SIGA ESTE ENLACE: https://tinyurl.com/NYParentSurvey

Chinese: 我们鼓励怀孕或与 5 周岁以下儿童共同生活的人员完成一项简短的调查(耗时约 5 分钟)。完成调查的前 250 人可以获得一张价值 5 美元的电子礼品卡。本调查可提供英文、西班牙语和中文版本。参与本调查完全出于自愿。点击此处参与本调查或打开此链接: https://tinyurl.com/NYParentSurvey

For current WIC participants:

 

English: We encourage you to complete a short (about 5 minutes) survey about your experiences with WIC. Participating in this anonymous survey is completely optional and in no way impacts your WIC account or eligibility to get WIC services. No one in WIC will see your answers to the survey. CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY OR FOLLOW THIS LINK: https://tinyurl.com/NYParentSurvey

Spanish: La invitamos a contestar una breve encuesta (de unos 5 minutos) sobre sus experiencias con WIC.  La encuesta está disponible en inglés, español y chino. Participar en esta encuesta anónima es completamente opcional y de ninguna manera afecta a su cuenta de WIC ni su elegibilidad para recibir servicios de WIC. Nadie en WIC verá sus respuestas a la encuesta. HAGA CLIC AQUÍ PARA CONTESTAR LA ENCUESTA O SIGA ESTE ENLACE: https://tinyurl.com/NYParentSurvey

Chinese: 我们鼓励您完成一项简短的调查(耗时约 5 分钟),帮助我们了解您对 WIC 服务的使用体验。本调查可提供英文、西班牙语和中文版本。参与本匿名调查完全出于自愿,也不会影响您的 WIC 账户或获得 WIC 服务的资格。WIC 的相关人员不会看到您对本调查的回答。点击此处参与本调查或打开此链接:https://tinyurl.com/NYParentSurvey

If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Sarah Rain at srain@albany.edu