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WAFOOD Security Survey and Report

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Washington State Food Security Survey

 

The University of Washington and Washington State University, with support from Tacoma Community College, have created the Washington State Food Security Survey (WAFOOD) to monitor how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted economic security and food access for Washington State residents. This information will help state and community partners to identify needs and support resource allocation for WA State residents.

You may access the online survey here: https://redcap.link/WAFOOD2

It should only take about 15 minutes to complete, and is computer and smart phone-capable.

This survey will ask questions about your health, food access, and economic needs. The goal is to learn more about how WA residents are handling economic and food disruptions due to the pandemic. Washington State residents who are 18 years or older may participate.

Upon completing the survey, you will have the option to provide an email address to enter a drawing for a $50 grocery store gift card (one of fifty). Entering the drawing is optional, and you can participate in the survey without providing an email address. Taking part in this study is voluntary. You will NOT be asked for your name, protected health information, or any identifying information.

On behalf of the research team and the many partners who have taken the time to comment on and support this survey, thank you for your time and support!


 

Washington State Food Security Report

 

WAFOOD Survey Brief 1-6:

 

WAFOOD Survey Brief #6: Mapping COVID-19 Risk Factors by King County ZIP Codes

Published October 30, 2020, this brief points to underlying links between pre-existing economic disparities, obesity, food insecurity, and COVID-19 risk across King County (KC) ZIP codes. Using ZIP code-level data from the WAFOOD survey, King County Tax Accessor, and Public Health Seattle-King County, this brief provides shows that the rate of COVID-19 confirmed cases (positivity)…

Date: October 30, 2020

Author(s): Author(s): The WAFOOD survey was a joint effort between the UW and WSU with collaboration from Tacoma Community College (TCC). Adam Drewnowski is the Director of the Center for Public Health Nutrition and a Professor in Epidemiology at UWSPH. Jennifer J. Otten is the Food Systems Director and an Associate Professor in Nutritional Sciences and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) at UWSPH. Laura R. Lewis is the Director of the Food Systems Program and an Associate Professor in Community and Economic Development at WSU. Sarah M. Collier is an Assistant Professor in Nutritional Sciences and DEOHS at UWSPH. Brinda Sivaramakrishnan is a Professor of Community Health at TCC. Chelsea M. Rose is a Research Coordinator in Epidemiology at UWSPH. Alan Ismach is a Research Coordinator in Health Services at UWSPH. Esther Nguyen is a Research Assistant at UWSPH. James Buszkiewicz is a Research Scientist in Epidemiology at UWSPH.

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WAFOOD Survey Brief #5: Economic Security and Food Access During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Snohomish County

Published October 30, 2020, this brief report assesses income/food assistance, food security, and food access before and since the COVID-19 pandemic from June to July 2020 among Snohomish County residents. Initial Findings A total of 241 Snohomish County residents responded to the WAFOOD survey comprising 9% of the 2,621 statewide respondents. This brief provides a…

Date: October 30, 2020

Author(s): The WAFOOD survey was a joint effort between the UW and WSU with collaboration from Tacoma Community College (TCC). Adam Drewnowski is the Director of the Center for Public Health Nutrition and a Professor in Epidemiology at UWSPH. Jennifer J. Otten is the Food Systems Director and an Associate Professor in Nutritional Sciences and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) at UWSPH. Laura R. Lewis is the Director of the Food Systems Program and an Associate Professor in Community and Economic Development at WSU. Sarah M. Collier is an Assistant Professor in Nutritional Sciences and DEOHS at UWSPH. Brinda Sivaramakrishnan is a Professor of Community Health at TCC. Chelsea M. Rose is a Research Coordinator in Epidemiology at UWSPH. Alan Ismach is a Research Coordinator in Health Services at UWSPH. Esther Nguyen is a Research Assistant at UWSPH. James Buszkiewicz is a Research Scientist in Epidemiology at UWSPH.

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WAFOOD Survey Brief #4: Economic Security and Food Access During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Clark County

Published October 30, 2020, this brief report assesses income/food assistance, food security, and food access before and since the COVID-19 pandemic from June to July 2020 among Clark County residents. Initial Findings A total of 240 Clark County residents responded to the WAFOOD survey comprising 9% of the 2,621 statewide respondents. This brief provides a…

Date: October 30, 2020

Author(s): The WAFOOD survey was a joint effort between the UW and WSU with collaboration from Tacoma Community College (TCC). Adam Drewnowski is the Director of the Center for Public Health Nutrition and a Professor in Epidemiology at UWSPH. Jennifer J. Otten is the Food Systems Director and an Associate Professor in Nutritional Sciences and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) at UWSPH. Laura R. Lewis is the Director of the Food Systems Program and an Associate Professor in Community and Economic Development at WSU. Sarah M. Collier is an Assistant Professor in Nutritional Sciences and DEOHS at UWSPH. Brinda Sivaramakrishnan is a Professor of Community Health at TCC. Chelsea M. Rose is a Research Coordinator in Epidemiology at UWSPH. Alan Ismach is a Research Coordinator in Health Services at UWSPH. Esther Nguyen is a Research Assistant at UWSPH. James Buszkiewicz is a Research Scientist in Epidemiology at UWSPH.

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WAFOOD Survey Brief #3: Economic Security and Food Access During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Pierce County

Published October 30, 2020, this brief report assesses income/food assistance, food security, and food access before and since the COVID-19 pandemic from June to July 2020 among Pierce County residents. Initial Findings A total of 431 Pierce County residents responded to the WAFOOD survey comprising 16% of the 2,621 statewide respondents. This brief provides a…

Date: October 30, 2020

Author(s): The WAFOOD survey was a joint effort between the UW and WSU with collaboration from Tacoma Community College (TCC). Adam Drewnowski is the Director of the Center for Public Health Nutrition and a Professor in Epidemiology at UWSPH. Jennifer J. Otten is the Food Systems Director and an Associate Professor in Nutritional Sciences and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) at UWSPH. Laura R. Lewis is the Director of the Food Systems Program and an Associate Professor in Community and Economic Development at WSU. Sarah M. Collier is an Assistant Professor in Nutritional Sciences and DEOHS at UWSPH. Brinda Sivaramakrishnan is a Professor of Community Health at TCC. Chelsea M. Rose is a Research Coordinator in Epidemiology at UWSPH. Alan Ismach is a Research Coordinator in Health Services at UWSPH. Esther Nguyen is a Research Assistant at UWSPH. James Buszkiewicz is a Research Scientist in Epidemiology at UWSPH.

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WAFOOD Survey Brief #2: Economic Security and Food Access During the COVID-19 Pandemic: King County

Published October 30, 2020, this brief report assesses income/food assistance, food security, and food access before and since the COVID-19 pandemic from June to July 2020 among King County residents. Initial Findings A total of 861 King County residents responded to the WAFOOD survey comprising 33% of the 2,621 statewide respondents. This brief provides a…

Date: October 30, 2020

Author(s): The WAFOOD survey was a joint effort between the UW and WSU with collaboration from Tacoma Community College (TCC). Adam Drewnowski is the Director of the Center for Public Health Nutrition and a Professor in Epidemiology at UWSPH. Jennifer J. Otten is the Food Systems Director and an Associate Professor in Nutritional Sciences and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) at UWSPH. Laura R. Lewis is the Director of the Food Systems Program and an Associate Professor in Community and Economic Development at WSU. Sarah M. Collier is an Assistant Professor in Nutritional Sciences and DEOHS at UWSPH. Brinda Sivaramakrishnan is a Professor of Community Health at TCC. Chelsea M. Rose is a Research Coordinator in Epidemiology at UWSPH. Alan Ismach is a Research Coordinator in Health Services at UWSPH. Esther Nguyen is a Research Assistant at UWSPH. James Buszkiewicz is a Research Scientist in Epidemiology at UWSPH.

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WAFOOD Survey Brief #1: Economic Security and Food Access in Washington State During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Published September 9, 2020, this brief report assesses income/food assistance, food security, and food access before and since the COVID-19 pandemic from June to July 2020. Initial Findings A total of 2,621 WA residents in 38 of 39 counties responded. This brief provides a snapshot of survey participant responses, including alarmingly high rates of food…

Date: September 9, 2020

Author(s): The WAFOOD survey was a joint effort between the UW and WSU with collaboration from Tacoma Community College (TCC). Adam Drewnowski is the Director of the Center for Public Health Nutrition and a Professor in Epidemiology at UWSPH. Jennifer J. Otten is the Food Systems Director and an Associate Professor in Nutritional Sciences and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) at UWSPH. Laura R. Lewis is the Director of the Food Systems Program and an Associate Professor in Community and Economic Development at WSU. Sarah M. Collier is an Assistant Professor in Nutritional Sciences and DEOHS at UWSPH. Brinda Sivaramakrishnan is a Professor of Community Health at TCC. Chelsea M. Rose is a Research Coordinator in Epidemiology at UWSPH. Alan Ismach is a Research Coordinator in Health Services at UWSPH. Esther Nguyen is a Research Assistant at UWSPH. James Buszkiewicz is a Research Scientist in Epidemiology at UWSPH.

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WAFOOD Survey Brief 1-6:

 

WAFOOD Survey Brief #6: Mapping COVID-19 Risk Factors by King County ZIP Codes

Published October 30, 2020, this brief points to underlying links between pre-existing economic disparities, obesity, food insecurity, and COVID-19 risk across King County (KC) ZIP codes. Using ZIP code-level data from the WAFOOD survey, King County Tax Accessor, and Public Health Seattle-King County, this brief provides shows that the rate of COVID-19 confirmed cases (positivity)…

Date: October 30, 2020

Author(s): Author(s): The WAFOOD survey was a joint effort between the UW and WSU with collaboration from Tacoma Community College (TCC). Adam Drewnowski is the Director of the Center for Public Health Nutrition and a Professor in Epidemiology at UWSPH. Jennifer J. Otten is the Food Systems Director and an Associate Professor in Nutritional Sciences and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) at UWSPH. Laura R. Lewis is the Director of the Food Systems Program and an Associate Professor in Community and Economic Development at WSU. Sarah M. Collier is an Assistant Professor in Nutritional Sciences and DEOHS at UWSPH. Brinda Sivaramakrishnan is a Professor of Community Health at TCC. Chelsea M. Rose is a Research Coordinator in Epidemiology at UWSPH. Alan Ismach is a Research Coordinator in Health Services at UWSPH. Esther Nguyen is a Research Assistant at UWSPH. James Buszkiewicz is a Research Scientist in Epidemiology at UWSPH.

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WAFOOD Survey Brief #5: Economic Security and Food Access During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Snohomish County

Published October 30, 2020, this brief report assesses income/food assistance, food security, and food access before and since the COVID-19 pandemic from June to July 2020 among Snohomish County residents. Initial Findings A total of 241 Snohomish County residents responded to the WAFOOD survey comprising 9% of the 2,621 statewide respondents. This brief provides a…

Date: October 30, 2020

Author(s): The WAFOOD survey was a joint effort between the UW and WSU with collaboration from Tacoma Community College (TCC). Adam Drewnowski is the Director of the Center for Public Health Nutrition and a Professor in Epidemiology at UWSPH. Jennifer J. Otten is the Food Systems Director and an Associate Professor in Nutritional Sciences and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) at UWSPH. Laura R. Lewis is the Director of the Food Systems Program and an Associate Professor in Community and Economic Development at WSU. Sarah M. Collier is an Assistant Professor in Nutritional Sciences and DEOHS at UWSPH. Brinda Sivaramakrishnan is a Professor of Community Health at TCC. Chelsea M. Rose is a Research Coordinator in Epidemiology at UWSPH. Alan Ismach is a Research Coordinator in Health Services at UWSPH. Esther Nguyen is a Research Assistant at UWSPH. James Buszkiewicz is a Research Scientist in Epidemiology at UWSPH.

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WAFOOD Survey Brief #4: Economic Security and Food Access During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Clark County

Published October 30, 2020, this brief report assesses income/food assistance, food security, and food access before and since the COVID-19 pandemic from June to July 2020 among Clark County residents. Initial Findings A total of 240 Clark County residents responded to the WAFOOD survey comprising 9% of the 2,621 statewide respondents. This brief provides a…

Date: October 30, 2020

Author(s): The WAFOOD survey was a joint effort between the UW and WSU with collaboration from Tacoma Community College (TCC). Adam Drewnowski is the Director of the Center for Public Health Nutrition and a Professor in Epidemiology at UWSPH. Jennifer J. Otten is the Food Systems Director and an Associate Professor in Nutritional Sciences and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) at UWSPH. Laura R. Lewis is the Director of the Food Systems Program and an Associate Professor in Community and Economic Development at WSU. Sarah M. Collier is an Assistant Professor in Nutritional Sciences and DEOHS at UWSPH. Brinda Sivaramakrishnan is a Professor of Community Health at TCC. Chelsea M. Rose is a Research Coordinator in Epidemiology at UWSPH. Alan Ismach is a Research Coordinator in Health Services at UWSPH. Esther Nguyen is a Research Assistant at UWSPH. James Buszkiewicz is a Research Scientist in Epidemiology at UWSPH.

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WAFOOD Survey Brief #3: Economic Security and Food Access During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Pierce County

Published October 30, 2020, this brief report assesses income/food assistance, food security, and food access before and since the COVID-19 pandemic from June to July 2020 among Pierce County residents. Initial Findings A total of 431 Pierce County residents responded to the WAFOOD survey comprising 16% of the 2,621 statewide respondents. This brief provides a…

Date: October 30, 2020

Author(s): The WAFOOD survey was a joint effort between the UW and WSU with collaboration from Tacoma Community College (TCC). Adam Drewnowski is the Director of the Center for Public Health Nutrition and a Professor in Epidemiology at UWSPH. Jennifer J. Otten is the Food Systems Director and an Associate Professor in Nutritional Sciences and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) at UWSPH. Laura R. Lewis is the Director of the Food Systems Program and an Associate Professor in Community and Economic Development at WSU. Sarah M. Collier is an Assistant Professor in Nutritional Sciences and DEOHS at UWSPH. Brinda Sivaramakrishnan is a Professor of Community Health at TCC. Chelsea M. Rose is a Research Coordinator in Epidemiology at UWSPH. Alan Ismach is a Research Coordinator in Health Services at UWSPH. Esther Nguyen is a Research Assistant at UWSPH. James Buszkiewicz is a Research Scientist in Epidemiology at UWSPH.

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WAFOOD Survey Brief #2: Economic Security and Food Access During the COVID-19 Pandemic: King County

Published October 30, 2020, this brief report assesses income/food assistance, food security, and food access before and since the COVID-19 pandemic from June to July 2020 among King County residents. Initial Findings A total of 861 King County residents responded to the WAFOOD survey comprising 33% of the 2,621 statewide respondents. This brief provides a…

Date: October 30, 2020

Author(s): The WAFOOD survey was a joint effort between the UW and WSU with collaboration from Tacoma Community College (TCC). Adam Drewnowski is the Director of the Center for Public Health Nutrition and a Professor in Epidemiology at UWSPH. Jennifer J. Otten is the Food Systems Director and an Associate Professor in Nutritional Sciences and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) at UWSPH. Laura R. Lewis is the Director of the Food Systems Program and an Associate Professor in Community and Economic Development at WSU. Sarah M. Collier is an Assistant Professor in Nutritional Sciences and DEOHS at UWSPH. Brinda Sivaramakrishnan is a Professor of Community Health at TCC. Chelsea M. Rose is a Research Coordinator in Epidemiology at UWSPH. Alan Ismach is a Research Coordinator in Health Services at UWSPH. Esther Nguyen is a Research Assistant at UWSPH. James Buszkiewicz is a Research Scientist in Epidemiology at UWSPH.

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WAFOOD Survey Brief #1: Economic Security and Food Access in Washington State During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Published September 9, 2020, this brief report assesses income/food assistance, food security, and food access before and since the COVID-19 pandemic from June to July 2020. Initial Findings A total of 2,621 WA residents in 38 of 39 counties responded. This brief provides a snapshot of survey participant responses, including alarmingly high rates of food…

Date: September 9, 2020

Author(s): The WAFOOD survey was a joint effort between the UW and WSU with collaboration from Tacoma Community College (TCC). Adam Drewnowski is the Director of the Center for Public Health Nutrition and a Professor in Epidemiology at UWSPH. Jennifer J. Otten is the Food Systems Director and an Associate Professor in Nutritional Sciences and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) at UWSPH. Laura R. Lewis is the Director of the Food Systems Program and an Associate Professor in Community and Economic Development at WSU. Sarah M. Collier is an Assistant Professor in Nutritional Sciences and DEOHS at UWSPH. Brinda Sivaramakrishnan is a Professor of Community Health at TCC. Chelsea M. Rose is a Research Coordinator in Epidemiology at UWSPH. Alan Ismach is a Research Coordinator in Health Services at UWSPH. Esther Nguyen is a Research Assistant at UWSPH. James Buszkiewicz is a Research Scientist in Epidemiology at UWSPH.

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