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The primary focus of recruitment for the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) is in the southwest section of Miami-Dade County. This area is just south of the Miami Field Center and extending further south and west to the city of Coral Gables. Most of the targeted census tracts are located in the city of Miami.

The University of North Carolina, in collaboration with the National Steering Committee, has developed a random selection procedure that will increase the representation and participation of Hispanics/Latinos in the selected geographical areas. Households that are eligible to participate in the study will be randomly selected and all eligible members from the same household will be invited to participate in HCHS/SOL.

The study will invite individuals who identify themselves as Hispanics/Latinos, are 18 to74 years old, and of different income and educational levels. If you receive a letter in the mail, your household may have the opportunity to participate in HCHS/SOL.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept volunteer participants.

This table illustrates the flow of recruitment of participants to the clinic visit, until follow up annual contacts.

Recruitment Mailing

Community Outreach Strategies in active recruitment stage include:
  • Community information sessions with representatives of community-based organizations and professional organizations
  • Distribution of posters and brochures; churches, clinics, groceries, beauty salons, public libraries, etc.
Click here for our bilingual poster and the study brochure in English and in Spanish.

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