To meet its grant requirement for a Virginia Strategic Prevention Framework-State Incentive Grant, the Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County (UPC) needs to gather at least 300 surveys in a 30-day timeframe that ends Nov. 15.
So it’s hoping that people, ages 18-24, will take an anonymous survey on youth and young adult drinking-and-driving prevention. The survey only takes minutes and may be found at http://healthy.gmu.edu/Survey.aspx?surveyId=1132.
People taking it may be college students attending school outside Fairfax County, as long as their primary residence is their home in this county. And if that’s the case, they should use their Fairfax County ZIP code on the survey.
Prepared in conjunction with GMU’S Center for the Advancement of Public Health, the survey aims to help understand attitudes and perceptions surrounding youth and young adult decisions and behavior regarding drinking and driving. The results will be used to prepare strategies to reduce this behavior in Fairfax County.
UPC interviewers will also be administering the survey at various locations, and those who take the survey in person will receive incentives ranging from $5 gift cards to restaurant coupons and other treats. The locations and dates are as follows:
Cox Farms in Centreville: Oct. 24, 7-10 p.m.
Clifton Haunted Trail: Oct. 25, 6:30 -10 p.m.
Fairfax Corner Goblin Gallop: Oct. 26, 7-11 a.m.
Merrifield Festival: Oct. 26, 10:30 a.m. -6 p.m.
Buffalo Wing University: 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, Oct. 28 & Nov. 4, 4-7 p.m.
Jammin’ Java: Oct. 25 & Nov. 1, 9-11:30 p.m.
Vienna Inn: Nov. 7. & Nov. 14, 9-11:30 p.m.