UHERO Rapid Health Survey

The UHERO Rapid Health Survey is building the data infrastructure at the University of Hawai‘i Economic Research Organization to inform the design and execution of public health programs in Hawai‘i for pandemic and other disasters while simultaneously addressing systemic health disparities. To date, we have a statewide cohort of over 2000 adult residents in the state that we follow longitudinally with an 80% retention rate. In the first UHERO Public Health Report (June 2022): Health Effects and Views of COVID-19 in Hawai‘i, we reported the adverse impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic had on Hawai‘i’s populations, from mental health, food security, and long-covid, among others. The report also revealed the views and perceptions of individuals about the COVID-19 pandemic. The second UHERO Public Health Report, forthcoming in December 2022, will highlight further effects of the pandemic.

We seek to expand the study to people on the Island of Hawaii. The study is open to adults in the state of Hawaii only and is recruiting about 500 additional individuals. The first month’s survey will take about 30 minutes to complete. The follow-up survey will take about 10 minutes to complete and will be at most once a month. You will be paid for each survey that you complete.

Participants will receive a $20 (twenty dollars) gift card for your participation upon completion of the initial survey, in which the participants answer questions about:

  • Contact information such as your name, date of birth, address, race, ethnicity, job, and household information.
  • Information about medical history, and vaccination status.
  • Information about your overall health, education, family, home, relationship, behavior, and social life, among others.
  • Information about the impacts of the Mauna Loa Eruption.
  • This survey will inform the development of the follow-up surveys, and you may be invited to participate.

We thank you in advance for your time and hope you can help us measure and understand how the pandemic and other disasters have affected Hawaii.

For any questions about this study, please contact us at UHERORS@hawaii.edu