Boone County Work, Mental Health, and Substance Use Study

Study at a Glance

The Boone County Work, Mental Health, and Substance Use Study is a research study that is being conducted through UIC in partnership with the Boone County Health Department. The Boone County Work, Mental Health, and Substance Use Study is an extension of work already underway in Boone County, Illinois, building upon the existing Boone County Healthy Work Initiative. This study will provide important data about Boone County residents’ experiences with work and health, with a focus on two of Boone County’s most pressing health concerns identified through the county’s most recent community health assessment: mental health and substance use.

If you are a Boone County resident who is at least 18 years old and who is currently employed or has been employed in the previous 24 months and you are interested in participating in this study, please complete the eligibility screening here. If you have questions about our study, please call our research team at 312-355-7311 or email us at booneworkhealthstudy@uic.edu.

Calls or texts may originate from our study phone numbers: 312-355-7311 and 844-336-1467.

Resources for Boone County Residents

The Boone County Work, Mental Health, and Substance Use Study aims to understand the ways in which Boone County residents’ experiences with work may impact their mental health and substance use. We understand that talking about work, mental health, and substance use, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, can be stressful. We have compiled a list of contacts and resources that may be helpful to Boone County residents who are experiencing challenges related to work, mental health, substance use, and general well-being.

Boone County Health Work Initiative Resource Guide

Iniciativa para el trabajo saludable en el condado de Boone Guía de recursos

Boone County Health Department Website

For concerns about the study or questions about your rights as a research participant, please call the UIC Office for the Protection of Research Subjects (OPRS) at 312-996-1711 (local) or 1-866-789-6215 (toll-free), or email uicirb@uic.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

Research Team

Amanda Mehl

Administrator of the Boone County Health Department

Emily Morales Reyes

Coordinator of the Boone County Healthy Work Initiative
Team

The Boone County Healthy Work Initiative Team