This survey is being used for research purposes and is part of a study that is a cooperative effort between the University of Alabama at Birmingham(UAB)School of Public Health and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The purpose of this survey is to identify and gather information about formal and informal networks among agencies and organizations that collaborate in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from disasters or public health emergencies.
Information obtained about you for this project will be kept private to the extent allowed by law. However, information that identifies you may be shared with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Institutional Review Board (IRB) and others who are responsible for assuring compliance with laws and regulations relating to research, including people on behalf of the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education and the UAB Office for Human Research Protections. The results of this project may be published for scientific purposes. However, results will be summarized and your identity will not be revealed.
Your voluntary participation in this study is greatly appreciated. This survey is part one of a two-part series of surveys for this study. Completion of this survey should take about 15 minutes.
This research has been reviewed and approved by the UAB Office of the Institutional Review Board for Human Use under IRB protocol number X130723004. In addition, this research has been reviewed and was determined to be exempt by the AAP Institutional Review Board (IRB).