City of Riverside Ward 1 Update


You may be contacted regarding a health survey. I wanted to let you know that it is legitimate. Information about the survey is as follows from the National Center for Health Statistics for your information:

The National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is conducting a major study of the health of persons living in the United States. Riverside County has been selected as one of the survey locations during the current National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). The survey will be used to gather information to assess the health and nutrition status of children and adults and their needs for health care.

Over 50 years similar surveys have been successfully conducted on various segments of the U.S. Population. They have provided us with important data on health conditions and concerns in this country. Data are collected through household interviews and standardized medical examinations in our mobile examination center.

Our personnel will be conducting the survey in Riverside County from August 27 through October 30, 2013. A sample of about 475 people from Riverside County will be asked to participate in the survey. Interviewers will be calling on designated households throughout the area. They will obtain the demographic information used to identify and select the people for the examination.

For more information please see the Fact Sheet. Please note that transportation is provided if necessary and compensation and a report of medical findings is given to each participant.

For more info call the National Center for Health Statistics, 1-800-232-4636 or e-mail

Mike Gardner
City Council Member - Ward 1