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Follow-up Phase

The follow-up phase of the GuLF STUDY is underway!

You can continue to help us answer important questions about any long-term effects of the oil spill by:

  • Responding to requests to confirm or update your contact information
  • Completing a follow-up online survey or telephone interview about your health and lifestyle

Contact Information Updates

We want to stay in touch with you to share study results over time and to see how you are doing. Please respond to our requests for updated contact information and let us know if your information changes. You can update or confirm your contact information at any time by visiting the Updates page of our website, calling our toll-free study hotline (1-855-644-4853; 1-855-NIH-GULF), or emailing the study center at (info@gulfstudy.nih.gov).

Health Follow-Ups

The purpose of the GuLF STUDY is to understand the potential long-term health effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Many thanks to those of you who participated in the first follow-up interview. These telephone interviews are very important for the study team to learn about any changes in your health. It is now time for the second wave of follow-up interviews.

Many of you have told us that you would prefer an online health survey, so we are now making that option available. The survey is easy to complete with any computer or tablet - just click on the Online Health Survey link below. Enter your last name, date of birth, and PIN from your invitation letter when prompted. You will be asked questions about your health and lifestyle. You will also have the opportunity to give feedback about the survey once you have completed it. If you have trouble logging in to the survey or completing it, call the study hotline at 1-855-NIH-GULF (1-855-644-4853).

We will also continue to collect health updates through telephone interviews with those who prefer that option. Health interviews will begin early next year. Please be sure to take our call.

We need to hear from everyone who joined the GuLF STUDY. Whether you are doing well or have been having any health problems, we want to hear from you. Together, we can answer questions that are important to clean-up workers and their communities.

Online Health Survey

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