Jamaican Immigrant Health Survey – United States Only

Greetings! We are looking for survey participants who: are at least 18 years old; were born in Jamaica; have at least one parent who is Jamaican; and emigrated from Jamaica and now lives in the U.S.

Please give us at least 30 minutes of your time to complete this survey that can help us understand Jamaicans’ sexual health. Your completed survey takes us away from a one-size-fits-all HIV prevention approach and closer to targeted programs for Jamaican immigrants.

We need at least 300 of you to take this survey so please forward this email to your friends who meet the four criteria listed above. If you belong to a Jamaican organization (e.g., your high school alumnae associations, professional organizations, churches, and non-profits), please forward this email through your listserv. We are grateful for your help!

You can also visit us at our FACEBOOK page to find a post that you can share on your timeline to help me get more people who meet the criteria to take the survey. Visit us on FACEBOOK to post comments, meet friends, learn more about Jamaicans’ sexual behaviors, and suggest solutions that will keep Jamaican immigrants healthy.

Launched in 2005 at New York University (NYU), Sheri-Ann Cowie conceived the Jamaican Immigrant Health Project to raise awareness of the alarming number of Jamaican immigrants who are diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Statistics show Jamaica is in the top ten list of countries whose immigrants are infected with HIV in the U.S. Sheri-Ann’s research and this study are designed to generate solutions that address Jamaican immigrants’ sexual behaviors that can prevent or lead to getting a sexually transmitted infection such as the HIV/AIDS.

You can email me at [email protected] if you have questions.

With gratitude,
Sheri-Ann

NYU I STEINHARDT
Applied Psychology
Kimball Hall 246 Greene Street New York, New York 10003