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Families needed for paid community health research study

By June 8, 2023

Area families can earn $25 per family member for participating in a research study being conducted at DSU by Rural Embodiment and Community Health (REACH) June 7 – 27. The study tests how living conditions and the environment impact parasite infection risk and intestinal and immune health, in order to combat health inequities. The $25 will be issued as a Walmart or Dollar General gift card, participants choice. Screenings will be conducted Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., or by appointment.

Who can participate?

  • Adults and children of all ages
  • Families with school-aged children especially needed
  • Participants must be able to make two visits to the Delta State University Student Union (Highway 8 West, 3rd floor by the elevators) in Cleveland, MS

Participation includes

  • Brief surveys on household resources and health history
  • Finger-prick blood sample collection to test anemia risk, immune markers, and cholesterol/glucose levels
  • Stool sample collection and drop-off within 72 hours of participation, using provided collection kit

Time and compensation

  • This study will take approximately 75 minutes for one adult and one child, plus 30 minutes for each additional family member
  • Your family will receive $25 per family member who completes participation (interview, initial data collection, stool sample)
  • All compensation will be paid after stool samples are received

For more information or to make an appointment, call 719-255-3125 or email