Welcome to the largest ever survey of Community Health Workers which is taking place all over Europe.
Please take part if you…
• Are aged 18 or over AND;
• Work with gay, bisexual and other Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) now or in the last 12 months AND;
• Deliver sexual health support for gay, bisexual and other MSM in community settings (not in a hospital or clinic).
What’s it about?
The ECHOES survey asks about the knowledge, attitudes and practices of Community Health Workers (CHWs) who provide sexual health support to gay, bisexual and other MSM. One of the goals is to find out what support, training, and new skills CHWs need and want.
Community Health Workers (CHWs) go by a variety of titles including outreach worker, health promoter, peer educator, community health advisor etc., so wherever you see the term ‘Community Health Worker’ (or ‘CHW’) in the survey, we mean:
Someone who provides sexual health support around HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), to gay, bisexual and other MSM. A CHW delivers health promotion or public health activities in community settings (not in a hospital or clinic).
Your answers are strictly anonymous and confidential. No one looking at the study findings will be able to identify you in any way.
Your participation is voluntary. Please take time to decide whether you wish to take part.
How long does it take to complete?
It will take about 15-20 minutes to complete this survey. You can do this on any device with internet access but it may be quicker to complete on a larger screen. There are 10 sections in the survey.
What about data protection?
We guarantee your anonymity. We will NOT collect the IP address of your computer or install any cookies on it. We will not collect any information that would allow anybody to identify you. This means that once you begin the survey, you need to complete all questions in one session. For the research to be most effective please answer ALL questions.
Who are we?
We are an international group of researchers and health workers in public health institutes, universities and non-governmental organisations working in sexual health and human rights. The project is funded by the European Commission Health Programme 2014-2020 (http://ec.europa.eu/chafea/health/tender-38-2015_en.html). It focuses on EU Member States as well as Bosnia Herzegovina, Iceland, Moldova, Norway, Russia, Serbia, and Switzerland.
When will the results of the survey be available?
The ECHOES survey results will be available in early 2018. It will be available from the project website www.esticom.eu.