Erin Blasko | September 2, 2020
In an effort to track the spread and impact of the coronavirus and better inform decision-making at the state and local levels, research leaders at the University of Notre Dame are leveraging the University’s membership in the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) and one of its key programs, All IN for Health, to launch the Indiana COVID-19 Registry.
“Understanding how COVID-19 is affecting the health and well-being — physical, mental and economic — of Indiana residents is critical to our battle against this formidable foe,” said Marie Lynn Miranda, the lead scientist on the registry and the Charles and Jill Fischer Provost at Notre Dame.
Designed as a complement to state and county dashboards, the Indiana COVID-19 Registry will measure economic and health impacts, anticipate health care needs, understand behavior in response to policy changes and identify popular and effective sources of information.
The registry is open to anyone 18 years of age or older and involves introductory and follow-up surveys. The introductory survey asks about background and medical history, mental health, hand-washing habits, household size, recent travel history and health status, among other topics. It takes about 10 minutes to complete and is available in English and Spanish. The follow-up surveys are shorter and will ask similar questions, allowing the registry to track changes in impacts and behavior over time.
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