Chesterfield Services is committed to improving the quality of life for the communities in which we serve. As part of that commitment, Chesterfield has worked with the Washington State Department of Health on grants from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) aimed at assessing public health issues. Two projects are identified below.
Washington Adult Health Survey (WAHS) (2006-2007)Chesterfield Services worked with the Washington State Department of Health in 2006 to conduct the Washington Adult Health Survey (WAHS), a household-based survey among adults ages 25 and over in Washington State. The primary goals of the survey were to measure the prevalence of risk factors for heart disease and stroke in Washington and to compare prevalence’s for those living in households with annual incomes of less than $35,000 to those in households with higher incomes. Prior to WAHS, prevalence of risk factors was known only through self-report. Field Staff from Chesterfield recruited and enrolled participants at households selected randomly by the Washington State Department of Health and collected interview data, fasting blood samples, and anthropometric measures. Field staff processed the blood samples in the field and packaged and shipped them to the laboratory for analysis. The Washington State Department of Health used the data to understand the prevalence of objectively measured hypertension, obesity, diabetes/blood glucose levels and high risk lipid profiles. Measured prevalence’s were generally higher than self-reported prevalence’s and were generally higher among those living in the lower income households compared to the higher income households. The data obtained through objective measurements provided information for program development and enhanced Department of Health policy development. The field data collection portion of study was completed in September of 2007. Publications from this project are in process.
Washington Environmental Biomonitoring Survey (WEBS) (2009-2014)In September 2009, the Washington State Department of Health received a grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to collect biomonitoring data in Washington State. This funding created the Washington Environmental Bio-monitoring Survey (WEBS) project. Chesterfield Services was contracted to perform the field collection aspects for the study and field staff was put in place beginning in April of 2010.
The goals of the project are to:
For more information about WEBS, visit the Washington State Department of Health’s WEBS webpage at: http://www.doh.wa.gov/EHSPHL/Biomonitoring.htm. You can also contact someone at the projects toll free number 1-877-494-3137.
Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Field Administrator for Chesterfield Services at 206-913-1302 or emailing DMcCasland@chesterfieldhealth.com