In the spring of 2010, THG was contracted to conduct telephone surveys with parents of children aged 17 years old or younger in the state of California for Berkeley Policy Associates (BPA) on behalf of the Lucille Packard Foundation for Children’s Health. THG programmed the questionnaire, developed by BPA in collaboration with the Packard Foundation, for use with its CATI software and administered the survey in English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Chinese dialects. THG used a blend of Random Digit Dial (RDD), Ethnic Density, Household Member Age and Wireless Only sample to reach out to targeted ethnic groups and qualifying households, and completed over 1,600 30-minute surveys.
THG contracted with the American College of Cardiology to conduct 55 one-hour interviews with cardiologists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and cardiac patients with cardiovascular disease in Chicago, Baltimore, Fort Lauderdale, San Francisco and Jackson, MS. The research was conducted in support of Take Action, a 2008 initiative whose goal was to decrease the chances of a secondary coronary event for those who have just recently been discharged from a hospital after being hospitalized with acute coronary syndrome (ACS).
For this study, THG recruited 39 healthcare professionals, 14 of whom had a patient population that was at least 50 percent African-American. We also recruited 16 cardiac patients, 11 of whom were African-American.