Largest childrens study ever to launch at USU basketball game

The National Children’s Study, the largest study ever to assess the effects of the environment on maternal and child health, launches its efforts in Cache County Saturday by sponsoring a National Children’s Study night at the Utah State University vs Weber State men’s basketball game. The event signals the start of a year-long recruitment effort to engage women in Cache County who are pregnant, or likely to become pregnant, in the near future. The study in Cache County is a collaboration between USU and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah. Nearly 20,000 randomly selected households in Cache Valley will receive a postcard and questionnaire inviting them to participate in the study. Those who respond will receive a follow-up phone call from study staff to determine if someone in the household is eligible to join the study. Cache County is one of 30 locations to take the National Children’s Study into the field this year.

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