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RFP: Perinatal and Child Health Survey of Low-Income and Isolated Families

Consulting Period: July 2003-December 2003

The Huron County Health Unit (HCHU) has received funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care for survey initiatives that address information needs in support of early child development. The results will be used to direct strategic planning efforts by the HCHU and community organizations/committees.

The Rapid Risk Factor Surveillance System (RRFSS), a monthly random telephone survey of 100 Huron County respondents, is one strategy currently in place. However, alternative research strategies are required to gather information from low-income and isolated families who do not have access to a telephone.

The objective of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to select a qualified population surveillance consulting firm capable and willing to undertake this study.

The purpose of this study is two-fold:

(1) to obtain information on various lifestyle behaviours and attitudes that may impact health from low-income and isolated families with children aged 0-6 years to compare to RRFSS survey results; and,

(2) to identify the barriers experienced by low-income and isolated families with children aged 0-6 years in supporting healthy child development.

View the full posting, which includes more information on key deliverables, timelines and submission guidelines at

All proposals of intent should be submitted on or before June 28 at 4:30 p.m. by fax or e-mail to

Kim Ross

Public Health Promoter

Huron County Health Unit

Fax: (519) 482-7820

[email protected]