What's Involved?

The Macon Lives Healthier Study is being conducted to understand strengths of Macon County, as well as challenges people face. We are especially interested in understanding how these issues impact the health and well-being of Macon County residents. Through the study surveys, we wish to identify not only barriers to optimal health, but also sources of strength and resiliency that enable Macon County residents thrive and live life to the fullest.  

After completing the enrollment information, a member of the research staff will contact you at a time which is convenient for you. 

Complete the following two components of the study and receive a $30 Visa gift card for your time!

  1. A short (10 minute) online survey will determine your eligibility to participant in the study. This survey will ask questions about you and your household.

  2. If eligible, a longer (60 minute) online survey will ask you questions about your health, living in Macon County, and how your daily life has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  3. Receive a $30 Visa gift card for completing this survey!

Am I Eligible?

  • Are you at least 18 years old and a resident of Macon County? If so, you may be eligible. ONLY households receiving the invitation are eligible to participate.

  • Unfortunately, if you heard about our study through someone else, you are not eligible.

Why Should I Participate?

  • By sharing your experiences, you will be helping to develop strategies to help address barriers to health and so much more!

Will My Data Be Confidential?

  • Yes! Your name and any information that can identify you will be separated from the answers you provide. Our research team will not share your information with anyone.