New South Wales Population Health Survey

Client: NSW Ministry of Health

The Social Research Centre has been contracted to conduct the New South Wales Population Health Survey. You may have received a text message from 0429890344 or a phone call from 0290608445 regarding this study.

Over 13,000 interviews will be undertaken across New South Wales in the coming months.

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The New South Wales Population Health Survey is being conducted for the NSW Ministry of Health. The Social Research Centre to conduct the telephone interviews required for this survey.

The NSW Population Health Survey is a source of detailed information on health risk factors, service use and behaviours of adults and children. Results enable the estimation of a variety of health indicators, such as adult overweight and obesity, smoking and risky alcohol consumption, at the NSW Local Health District level.

The Survey provide ongoing information on health behaviours, health status and other factors that influence the health of the people of NSW to support planning, implementation and evaluation of health services and programs in NSW.

It is vital that our sample represents all sectors of the NSW population to gather an accurate picture of the attitudes, behaviours and health needs of your community. Feedback on these issues helps the NSW Ministry of Health put measures in place to plan for health system improvements. Your assistance will help the NSW Ministry of Health plan better health services in your community.

The survey will take approximately 20-25 minutes to complete. Arrangements can be made for you to participate at any time that is convenient for you.

The survey is entirely voluntary, but your participation is important if the Ministry is to get accurate feedback on health status of the NSW community.

Any information you provide will be completely confidential and your answers will not be identified as individual responses. Responses are used for research purposes only and are treated in strict confidence. No other agency or department will have access to your details. All information provided is protected by strict Commonwealth and State privacy laws. Please see the SRC’s Privacy Policy for more information.

As this is a very important study for the NSW Ministry of Health we felt residents of NSW would be more receptive to receiving a call from a 02 number.

An Australian company that provides phone numbers for market and social research has supplied us with a list of mobile numbers. Some of these have been randomly generated, and others have been verified as belonging to NSW residents.

We’re calling on mobile phones so we can get a representative sample of people across NSW.

To confirm the bona fides of the NSW Population Health Survey or to receive an answer to general queries, New South Wales residents can call the SRC hotline on 1800 023 040.

If you would like to speak to a member of the research team, you can call the Ministry of Health hotline on 1800 620 277. The hours of operation are 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday to Friday to speak to somebody. At other times, leave a message and someone will call back.

For general information on the NSW Population Health Survey or to view previous studies, go to the Ministry’s website at: www.health.nsw.gov.au/surveys.

The NSW Ministry of Health also has a feedback form on its website, at the following location: www.health.nsw.gov.au/pages/feedback.aspx