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Access to healthcare
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  1. Where do you go for a health problem you can’t solve on your own (family doctor, ER, urgent care, school clinic etc.)? Why do you go there?
  2. Do you have a regular doctor you go to for check-ups or when you feel sick? If you don’t have a regular doctor, why not?
  3. Do you think it’s important to have a regular doctor you go to for check-ups or when you feel sick? Why or why not?
  4. How could your doctor’s office make your visits easier?
  5. Have you had a bad experience with a doctor or clinic visit? What happened?

Date: 9/14/2018

Active shooter drills
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  1. This week is about guns and safety. Tell us about how gun violence affects you.
  2. Does/did your school have active shooter drills?
  3. What happens during an active shooter drill?
  4. How do active shooter drills make you feel?
  5. Do you think active shooter drills make schools safer? Why or why not?

Date: 8/16/2019

Binge drinking
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  1. This week we want to get your thoughts on drinking alcohol. What do you think counts as binge drinking?
  2. Did you know that binge drinking means drinking 4 + drinks for women and 5 + drinks for men in 2 hours? What do you think about that?
  3. What percentage of people your age do you think binge drink?
  4. Why do you think people your age binge drink?
  5. What do you think are the greatest risks of binge drinking?

Date: 9/21/2018

Birth control
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  1. This week we want to hear what you think about contraception/birth control. What comes to mind when you think of birth control?
  2. Tell us how you first learned about contraception/birth control.
  3. What questions do you have about birth control? (Can’t think of anything now? What questions have you had in the past?)
  4. If you had questions about birth control today, where would you look for an answer?
  5. Is there someone you trust to ask about stuff like this? Who?

Dates: 2/21/2018 – 4/17/2018

Body challenges
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Intro: This week is about trending body challenges: when you check to see if your body part can look a certain way (ex: thigh gap).

  1. List all the body challenges you know of!
  2. Where did you hear about these challenge(s)?
  3. Have you, or someone you know, tried any of these challenges? Tell us about it: who was involved and where did it happen
  4. What do you think about these trending body challenges?
  5. How do these body challenges make you feel about your body?

Date: 2/15/2019

Body ideals
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Intro: This week we want to talk about how you feel about your body.

  1. How do you feel about the way your body looks?
  2. If you could choose the way your body looked, what would you want it to look like?
  3. If you could have the body of any celebrity, whose would you choose?
  4. What have you done to change how your body looks, if anything?

Date: 10/26/2018

Body image during COVID-19
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  1. We want to know how things have changed since before the COVID-19 pandemic. How, if at all, has your body image changed? Tell us about it.
  2. How, if at all, has your relationship with food changed since before the pandemic?
  3. How, if at all, has your relationship with exercise changed since before the pandemic?
  4. Since the pandemic, have you changed your eating or exercise habits because you were worried about your weight/shape? Tell us about it.
  5. What have you seen people posting on social media about weight/shape during the COVID-19 pandemic? What do you think about these posts?

Date: 9/25/2020

Body positivity
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  1. Have you ever heard of the body positivity movement or seen #bodypositive? Where?
  2. How would you define the body positivity movement? If you haven’t heard of it, just tell us what you think!
  3. How does seeing a body positive post on social media make you feel? Why?
  4. Do you think that body positivity on social media is helpful or harmful? Tell us more!

Date: 11/2/2018

Breastfeeding
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  1. This week’s questions are about breastfeeding. What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of breastfeeding?
  2. Breastfeeding includes feeding a baby from the breast or pumped breast milk in a bottle. How do you think breastfeeding impacts babies?
  3. In what ways do you think breastfeeding impacts mothers?
  4. How do you think breastfeeding compares to formula feeding?
  5. Were you breastfed as a child? How do you feel about that?

Date: 9/6/2019

Cell phone age
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  1. How old were you when you got your first cell phone?
  2. Did you ask for your first phone or did you get it without asking?
  3. Why did you get your first cell phone?
  4. What do you think is the right age for someone to get their first cell phone? Why?
  5. What type of cell phone do you have now?

Dates: 12/27/2017 – 2/20/2018

Clean eating
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Intro: This week’s Qs are about “clean eating,” an approach to eating that has been getting a lot of attention lately.

  1. Have you previously heard about “clean eating?” If so, how did you hear about it?
  2. How would you define “clean eating”?
  3. “Clean eating” usually means eating natural, whole foods, and strictly avoiding processed foods. Knowing that, what is your opinion of “clean eating”?
  4. Do you think “clean eating” is healthy or harmful? Tell us why.
  5. How likely would you be to try “clean eating” for yourself (1 = probably won’t try it; 2 = not sure; 3 = probably will try it)?

Date: 1/18/2019

Climate change
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  1. Are you worried about the environment? Why or why not?
  2. What do you do to protect the environment, if anything?
  3. Where have you learned the most about climate change?
  4. How has climate change affected you or your family?

Date: 2/8/2019

College and student debt
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Intro: This week’s questions ask your thoughts about college. Whether you are in school or not, we want to hear your opinion.

  1. What are three things that might make it hard for you to go to college?
  2. How much student loan debt is ok to have for a college education? Why?
  3. Should college be free? Why or why not?
  4. How much do you expect to earn per year in your first full-time job?

Dates: 8/2/2017 – 1/20/2018

Community resources
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  1. Community resources are local places or services that help improve people’s lives. What resources do you have in your community?
  2. What are the most important community resources you feel like you need to live a safe and healthy life? Why?
  3. What community resources do you use most often? Why?
  4. What gets in the way of you using the resources in your community?
  5. What resources do you think are missing from your community? What makes you say that?

Date: 10/12/2018

Consent
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Intro: We want to hear your thoughts about consent- meaning consent in a physical or sexual encounter.

  1. How would you define consent in a physical or sexual encounter?
  2. Are there situations when someone doesn’t need to give/get consent in a physical or sexual encounter? When?
  3. Can consent be nonverbal? If so, how?
  4. Is there ever a time when someone is too drunk or high to give consent? Tell us more.

Dates: 1/10/2018 – 3/6/2018

Contraception coverage
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Intro: This week we’re going to talk about health insurance coverage of contraception (birth control). A 2014 policy requires that contraception be free for anyone with health insurance.

  1. On a scale from 1-5, how important is this policy to you? (1= Not at all, 5= Extremely important)
  2. Has insurance coverage of contraception helped you or someone you know? Tell us about it!
  3. Time to vote! Would you keep this policy, repeal it, or change it? Why?

Dates: 10/18/2017 – 4/7/2018

Coping during COVID-19
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  1. Reflecting on your experiences since March, what have you found most difficult about the COVID-19 pandemic? Why?
  2. What have you been doing to cope with the pandemic?
  3. What are you most worried about as the pandemic continues?
  4. What have you missed out on because of the pandemic and how has it affected you?
  5. Tell us about something good that has happened to you during the pandemic.

Date: 10/30/2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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  1. What do you know about coronavirus or COVID 19? Where did you hear that?
  2. How has the current coronavirus situation impacted you, if at all?
  3. Are you worried about coronavirus? Why or why not?
  4. Are you doing anything to prepare for coronavirus? If so, what?
  5. What do you think should be done to protect people from coronavirus?

Date: 3/6/2020

  1. A lot has been happening with coronavirus since we last asked and we wanted to check in again about your experiences with the pandemic. How has coronavirus affected your life?
  2. Are you worried about coronavirus? Why or why not?
  3. Are you doing anything to prepare for coronavirus? If so, what?
  4. What resources do you need right now? Are you able to get them?
  5. How have you been dealing with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on your life?

Date: 3/20/2020

Country and politics
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Intro: Politics have been in the news a lot since President Trump took office. We want to know how you are feeling about it all.

  1. Tell us how you think things are going overall in the US so far. What specific events or policies have made the biggest impression on you?
  2. How have you been feeling (emotionally/physically) since President Trump took office?
  3. Has the election inspired you to do anything new or different? Tell us about it!
  4. Have you felt stressed about politics? Tell us how you have dealt with it.

Dates: 8/23/17 – 2/10/2018

COVID-19 vaccines
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  1. When a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, will you get it? Why or why not?
  2. Who do you think should have priority in getting a COVID-19 vaccine?
  3. Where would you go to get information about a COVID-19 vaccine? Why?
  4. What concerns, if any, do you have about getting a vaccine for COVID-19?
  5. Do you know anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19?

Date: 10/23/2020

Disabilities
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  1. This week we want to hear your thoughts on disabilities. How would you define a disability? Give some examples.
  2. A disability is a physical or mental condition that limits a person’s movements, senses, or activities. Have you interacted with or known a person with a disability? Tell us about your experience.
  3. How do you feel when you see or encounter a stranger with a disability? Why?
  4. Should the government promote equal opportunities for people with disabilities? If yes, how?
  5. Do you consider yourself someone with a disability? If yes, tell us about your disability. We would love to hear about how it has impacted you.

Date: 10/4/2019

Eating disorders
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  1. This week we want to talk to you about eating disorders. Do you think eating disorders are mental health conditions? Why or why not?
  2. How would you compare the seriousness of eating disorders to other mental health conditions (depression/anxiety)?
  3. What do you think are the effects of having an eating disorder?
  4. How do you think people view others who have eating disorders?
  5. Most people with eating disorders never get treatment. Why do you think that is?

Date: 9/13/2019

Education and work during COVID-19
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  1. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost everyone because of stay-at-home orders. How has your school/work changed because of the pandemic?
  2. If you’ve had to make changes, what HAS NOT gone well with learning/ working?
  3. What HAS gone well with learning/ working?
  4. How have expectations for learning/ working changed for you?
  5. If stay-at-home orders were to continue or expand, what would you need to learn/work better?

Date: 5/8/2020

Expedited partner therapy
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Intro: We’re back again with more questions about chlamydia and gonorrhea- this time focused on treatment.

  1. If you had chlamydia or gonorrhea, how important would it be to YOU that you help your partner(s) gets treated? Why?
  2. Did you know that you may be able to get medication for your sexual partner(s) if you have an STI? (Your partner may not need to be seen by a doctor!)
  3. What do you think of this policy to get medications for your sexual partners?
  4. If you ever got chlamydia or gonorrhea, would you ask your doctor for medication to give to your partner(s)? Why or why not?
  5. What do you think would help get the word out about this policy?

Date: 8/24/2018

Food insecurity
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  1. Many young people have limited access to healthy and affordable food. Have you experienced this? Tell us more.
  2. If you were worried about having enough food to eat, how would you get help?
  3. If you didn’t have access to food, what might keep you from seeking help?
  4. What impact does this issue (not having access to food) have on young people?
  5. In your opinion, has COVID-19 had an impact on you or other young people’s ability to access healthy food? If so, how?

Date: 4/17/2020

Gaming
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  1. Let’s talk about video games (PC games, phone apps, internet games, xbox, etc). Are video games important to you? Why?
  2. About how many hours a day do you spend *watching* other people play video games (in person, YouTube, Twitch, etc)?
  3. What games are you playing/watching the most right now? Type “skip” if this doesn’t apply to you.
  4. Who do you play video games with (IRL friends, online friends, family, strangers, solo, etc)? Again, type “skip” if this doesn’t apply.

Date: 9/28/2018

Guns
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  1. What are your thoughts about having guns in your home?
  2. Do you think gun control laws would affect mass shootings? Why?
  3. Who, if anyone, should NOT be allowed to own guns?
  4. What do you think of laws that restrict the types of guns people can own?

Dates: 9/6/2017 – 2/24/2018

Handwashing
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  1. Let’s talk handwashing. When do you think it’s important to wash your hands? Why?
  2. How important do you think handwashing is to your health? Why?
  3. Why might you NOT wash your hands, even when you think you should?
  4. How would you feel if people around you didn’t regularly wash their hands after using the bathroom? Why?

Date: 9/27/2019

Healthcare confidentiality
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Intro: This week we want to talk about what healthcare providers can/cannot tell others about your health or healthcare (“confidentiality”). Text next to continue.

  1. Has any healthcare provider ever talked to you about confidentiality? What did they say?
  2. What do you think should be confidential about your healthcare? Why?
  3. Have you ever had a concern about confidentiality with your healthcare? Tell us about it!
  4. Does concern about confidentiality affect what you say or do when you are seeking healthcare? How?

Dates: 7/12/2017 – 12/30/2017

Healthcare involvement
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  1. Today we want to learn about how you use the healthcare system. When was your last doctor’s appointment?
  2. Who schedules your doctor’s appointments? Why?
  3. Who usually goes with you to your doctor’s appointments? Why?
  4. Who usually picks up your prescription medicine? Why?
  5. Do you wish that you were more or less involved in your healthcare? How?

Dates: 10/4/2017 – 3/24/2018

Healthcare quality
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  1. How would you define “good healthcare” for people your age?
  2. If you were rating your doctor, what factors would you consider?
  3. Whose opinion should matter most in rating how well your doctor cares for you: yours, parents, insurance companies, others? Why?
  4. What would be the best 2 ways to collect your opinion on your doctor? (in-person, phone, text, email, online, paper survey, etc.)
  5. Doctors are sometimes paid based on the quality of care they provide. Did you know that?

Date: 8/30/2019

Healthy relationships
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  1. “What’s love got to do with it?” Have you ever been in a romantic relationship?
  2. What do you look for in a romantic partner?
  3. Give us an example of a couple in a healthy romantic relationship. What makes it healthy?
  4. How do you know when a romantic relationship is unhealthy?
  5. If you found out a friend was in an unhealthy relationship, what would you do?

Dates: 1/31/2018 – 3/27/2018

Housing insecurity
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  1. Many young people struggle to find a safe and affordable place to live. Have you experienced this? Tell us more.
  2. If you were in need of housing, how would you get help?
  3. If you didn’t have access to housing, what might keep you from seeking help?
  4. In your opinion, how does this issue (not having access to housing) impact young people?
  5. In your opinion, has COVID-19 had an impact on you or other young people’s ability to access housing? If so, how?

Date: 5/1/2020

Ideal living location
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  1. Home is where the ____ is! What features are important to you when choosing a town, city, or place to live?
  2. Is there a specific place (city, state, country) that has those characteristics? Tell us about it.
  3. What about turn-offs? What characteristics would make you NOT want to live somewhere?
  4. Do you want to live in the place(s) where you grew up? Why or why not?

Dates: 11/15/2017 – 5/5/2018

Insurance knowledge
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  1. I pay. You pay. What the heck is a copay? When it comes to health insurance, what do you know about copays?
  2. There are also these things called health insurance deductibles. Tell us what you know about them!
  3. Have you heard of health insurance premiums? What are they?
  4. A few more quick questions. Do you have health insurance? What kind?
  5. If you have insurance, how do you find out what your health insurance covers?

Dates: 10/11/2017 – 3/31/2018

Intimacy
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  1. We want to know how kids should learn about physical intimacy (hugging, kissing, sex, etc.). Tell us how you learned about intimacy.
  2. What is the right age to start talking about intimacy? Why?
  3. Who do you think should teach youth about it? Why?
  4. How do you wish it was taught to you?
  5. How would you teach it to your child (if you had one)?

Date: 3/22/2019

Juul
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  1. This week is all about Juul. Have you ever heard of Juul?
  2. Why do you think people your age Juul?
  3. Do you think Juuling is dangerous? Why or why not?
  4. Do you think Juuling leads to using alcohol, cigarettes or other drugs? Why or why not?
  5. Juul is an e-cigarette that delivers nicotine. Do you think people younger than 21 years old should be allowed to Juul? Tell us your thoughts on this!

Date: 1/25/2019

Juvenile justice system
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Intro: Today we want to ask you about your thoughts on the juvenile justice system.

  1. When youth commit a crime, the juvenile justice system determines what happens to them. What do you know about this system?
  2. What should happen to youth when they break the law?
  3. What do you think the job of the juvenile justice system should be?
  4. Should adults and youth be treated the same when they commit a crime? Why or why not?

Date: 2/1/2019

Living your best life
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  1. This week we want to hear about what it means to be a thriving young person. Describe what it would look like to live your best life.
  2. Tell us about something or someone that helps you live your best life.
  3. Specifically, what could your school do to help you live your best life? (now or in the past)
  4. What keeps you from living your best life, if anything?

Date: 8/2/2019

Marijuana
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Intro: We want your thoughts on marijuana. As states take steps to legalize marijuana, it’s important to hear the voices of young/future voters (that’s you)!

  1. Is marijuana use legal in your community? How do you know?
  2. Do you think it should be legal to use marijuana? Why?
  3. If marijuana were legal, how would this affect people your age?
  4. How important are marijuana laws to you? (1=Not at all important, 5=Very Important)

Dates: 2/7/2018 – 4/3/2018

Mental health
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  1. When we asked MyVoicers about health care, a lot of people brought up mental health. Is mental health care important to you? Tell us more!
  2. Many people experience emotional and mental health concerns. How would you know when to seek help for an emotional or mental health concern?
  3. Who would you want to talk to about it? Why?
  4. What are the reasons that people your age might NOT seek care for an emotional or mental health concern?
  5. What’s one thing that could improve mental health among people your age?

Date: 10/19/2018

Mental health coverage
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Intro: We want to hear your opinion about health insurance coverage of mental health treatment. A 2010 policy requires that people with health insurance get free mental health treatment.

  1. On a scale from 1-5, how important is this policy to you? (1= Not at all, 5= Extremely important)
  2. Has insurance coverage of mental health treatment helped you or someone you know? Tell us about it!
  3. It’s voting time! Would you vote to keep this policy, repeal it, or change it? Why?

Dates: 11/29/2017 – 5/19/2018

Mental health stigma
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  1. We learned from you that stigma (judgement/embarrassment) plays a role in youth mental health issues. Who or what makes youth feel this stigma? Why?
  2. How does stigma affect someone’s ability to get help for mental health issues?
  3. What would make it easier for youth to get help for mental health issues?
  4. What do you think YOUTH could do to decrease stigma around mental health issues?
  5. What do you think ADULTS could do to decrease stigma around mental health issues?

Date: 3/29/2019

Menu nutrition information
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  1. We want to hear your thoughts about nutrition information on menus. What are some places you go to that have nutrition info listed?
  2. What information do you notice is listed and where? Text “skip” if you haven’t seen any nutrition information.
  3. Have you found this information useful when choosing what to eat or drink? Tell us more!
  4. If you could choose what nutrition information was listed, what would you like to see?

Dates: 1/3/2018 – 2/27/2018

MyVoice engagement
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  1. This week we want to talk about why you joined MyVoice. What motivates you to answer our questions each week?
  2. What do you think participants gain from being in MyVoice?
  3. Some participants don’t answer every week. How do you decide which questions to answer?
  4. What do you think MyVoice could do better?
  5. Finally, let us know what we’ve missed! What topics do you think we should ask about in the future?

Date: 9/20/2019

  1. First, we’re curious: What motivates you to answer our questions each week?
  2. In your opinion, what do people gain from participating in MyVoice?
  3. Think of someone your age who might also want to join MyVoice. What would encourage them to sign up?
  4. What would keep people from participating in MyVoice?
  5. Finally, let us know what we’ve missed! What topics do you think we should ask about in the future?

Dates: 9/20/2017 – 3/10/2018

 

Nature
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  1. MyVoice wants to know how being in nature affects you! First, what do you think of when you hear the word “nature”?
  2. No matter how you define “nature,” we want to know how you spend your time in it. How do you interact with nature in your life? Send us a pic!
  3. How does being in nature affect how you feel physically?
  4. How does being in nature affect how you feel emotionally/ mentally?
  5. Thinking about how much time you spend in nature now, do you wish you could spend more or less time in nature? Why?

Date: 9/11/2020

Non-Rx weight loss products
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Intro: We want to know what you think about nonprescription products for weight loss like dietary supplements, laxatives and diet pills.

  1. Do you think these types of nonprescription products for weight loss work? Why or why not?
  2. Do you think it is safe for people your age to take nonprescription products for weight loss? Why or why not?
  3. Should it be legal to sell nonprescription products for weight loss to people under 18 years old? Why or why not?

Dates: 8/16/2017  – 2/3/2018

Online bullying
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  1. Bullying and harassment are common on social media. Have you or someone you know been bullied or harassed on social media? Tell us about it.
  2. If someone bullies or harasses you on social media, what would make you personally feel better?
  3. If someone bullies or harasses you on social media, which of the following would feel like a fair resolution: private apology via dm, public apology, deleted posts, banning them, support from friends, something else?
  4. If someone experiences bullying or harassment, which social media companies do you trust to achieve a fair resolution for you? Why?
  5. Have you or someone you know bullied or harassed other people on social media? What happened and why?

Date: 8/23/2019

Online ordering and delivery of groceries
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  1. COVID-19 has changed so much in our lives. During the pandemic, how have you or your family been getting groceries (in-person, pick-up, delivery)? Why?
  2. If you or your family have shopped for groceries online during the pandemic, was it pick-up or delivery? How did it go?
  3. During the pandemic, have you or your family changed the types of food you are buying (more/less snacks, fruits, vegetables, etc.)? Tell us about it.
  4. Do you live in an urban, suburban, or rural area?
  5. Do you or anyone in your household receive SNAP benefits (also known as food stamps)?

Date: 11/6/2020

Opioids
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  1. We’re here with some questions about pain medications. Have you ever taken a prescription pain medication? Tell us about it.
  2. When it comes to your health, how safe is it to use prescription pain medication that was NOT prescribed to you? Why?
  3. When it comes to your health, how safe is it to use a prescription pain medication that WAS prescribed to you? Why?
  4. Could you get prescription pain medications from somewhere other than your doctor? Where?
  5. When you hear the word “opioid,” what do you think of?

Dates: 12/13/2017 – 6/2/2018

Oral sex
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  1. A recent study showed that very few youth use protection (condoms/dental dams) during oral sex. Why do you think this is?
  2. On a scale of 1 to 5, how risky do you think it is to have oral sex without protection? (1-Not risky at all, 5- Very risky)
  3. What do you think are the risks (if any) to not using protection during oral sex?
  4. What might help more people use protection during oral sex?

Date: 3/1/2019

Patient-provider concordance
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  1. This week we want to know what you would look for when choosing a doctor. What characteristics are important to you, if any? Why?
  2. Is it important that you have similar characteristics to your doctor (age, gender, race/ethnicity, disability, background, personality, etc.)?  If so, what characteristics?
  3. When would being similar to your doctor be important? Specifically, for what type of healthcare visits?
  4. How would being similar to your doctor impact what you say or do during your visit?
  5. If you were in a situation where you felt uncomfortable with your doctor, what could they do to make you feel more comfortable?

Date: 4/10/2020

PrEP
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  1. This week’s topic is related to sexual health. Do you think HIV is a problem in your community? Why or why not?
  2. What methods have you heard of to prevent getting HIV?
  3. PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) is a daily medication that prevents HIV transmission. Have you heard of PrEP? If so, from where?
  4. Who do you think would benefit from taking PrEP?
  5. What do you think keeps people who need PrEP from taking it?

Date: 4/3/2020

Purpose of life
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Intro: This week is all about you. We want to hear your thoughts on the meaning or purpose in your life.

  1. Do you ever think about the meaning or purpose of your life? If yes, how often?
  2. What gives your life meaning or purpose? Tell us as much as you can!
  3. On a scale of 1 to 4 (1 = “very unclear” 4 = “very clear”), how clear is your meaning or purpose in life?
  4. Who or what encourages you to think about your meaning or purpose in life?
  5. Do you wish you had more help in finding meaning or purpose in your life? What would be helpful?

Dates: 11/1/2017 – 4/21/2018

Racism
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  1. This week we want to hear about the role your race/ethnicity plays in your life. What does your race/ethnicity mean to you?
  2. What do you think MOST people think about your racial/ethnic group?
  3. How does how other people view your race affect you?
  4. Have you experienced or witnessed racism? Tell us about it.
  5. How do you think you or people your age can deal with negative experiences related to racism?

Date: 3/15/2019

Romantic relationships
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  1. Let’s talk about love! Name the most romantic thing someone has done for you or you have done for someone.
  2. What made it romantic?
  3. Picture the person that makes you go “heart eyes”. What makes them special to you?
  4. We see couples in real life, media and on TV who inspire us. Who are your #relationshipgoals? Tell us why.
  5. How many people do you hope to truly love in your lifetime? Why?

Date: 3/8/2019

Safe cell phone use
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Intro: Can’t stop, won’t stop (using your phone)? We wanna hear about the downsides of using your cell phone.

  1. Have you ever been in a dangerous situation because you were busy using your cell phone? Tell us about it.
  2. Do you think it’s safe to drive and use your cell phone at the same time? Tell us more.
  3. What could you do to make your own cell phone use safer?
  4. Do you know what the local law is for cell phone use while driving? What is it?

Dates: 1/24/2018 – 3/20/2018

School lunches
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  1. Help your lunch lady! We want to learn your thoughts on school lunches. Do (or did) you eat school lunch in grades K-12?
  2. Why not? OR What do (or did) you like about it?
  3. If there were laws for what school lunches had to include or exclude, what do you think they should be?
  4. Who do you think should decide what schools serve for lunch? Why?

Dates: 12/20/2017 – 2/13/2018

Sex ed from docs
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  1. This week is about what you think doctors should teach youth about sex. Do you think doctors should talk to youth about sex? Why or why not?
  2. Have you had a conversation about sex with your doctor? What was the conversation about?
  3. How do you think doctors should talk to youth about sex?
  4. What are the most important things that doctors should tell youth about sex?
  5. What do you think doctors should NOT say to youth about sex?

Date: 4/5/2019

Sex education
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  1. How old were you when you first learned about sex?
  2. Where or from whom have you learned the most about sex?
  3. What is the most important thing you learned from sexual education at school?
  4. What questions do you have about sex?

Dates: 9/13/2017 – 3/3/2018

Sexting
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  1. The media talks a lot about sexting but we want to get your take. First, what do you think sexting means?
  2. In your opinion, how often do people your age send naked or semi-naked photos using a cell phone?
  3. Do you think it is ok to send naked or semi-naked photos using a cell phone? Why or why not?
  4. When would receiving a naked or semi-naked photo make you uncomfortable? Why?

Dates: 8/30/2017 – 2/17/2018

Sexual assault
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  1. Sexual assault has been in the news quite a bit recently. How would you define sexual assault?
  2. Is sexual assault an issue people your age worry about? Tell us about it.
  3. What do you think can be done to eliminate sexual assault in your community?

Dates: 2/14/2018 – 4/10/2018

Sleep
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  1. Alright, so first we want to talk about sleep. Do you feel that you get enough sleep?
  2. What keeps you from getting enough sleep?
  3. How important do you think sleep is to your health? Why?
  4. How many hours of sleep do you get on an average weeknight?
  5. Experts recommend that you get at least 8 hours of sleep a night. What do you think about that?

Dates: 7/5/2017 – 12/23/2017

Social distancing
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  1. Public health officials are asking people to practice “social distancing” during the COVID pandemic (stay at least 6 ft from others, not gather in groups, avoid crowded places). Are you social distancing? Why or why not?
  2. How has social distancing negatively impacted your life?
  3. How has social distancing positively impacted your life?
  4. Have you or someone you know broken social distancing rules? Why?
  5. What would you say or do to encourage friends to practice social distancing?

Date: 4/24/2020

Social media addiction
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  1. We want to know how you use social media. List the types of social media you use most.
  2. Do you find yourself checking your social media without realizing it? Describe the scenario!
  3. Have you ever felt like you should cut down on your social media use? What made you feel this way?
  4. Have people annoyed you by commenting on how often you use social media? Tell us about it!
  5. Have you ever felt bad or guilty about your social media use? What happened?
  6. Is checking your social media the first thing you do in the morning?

Dates: 12/6/2017 – 5/26/2018

Social media influencers
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  1. We’d like your opinion on how social media influencers talk about products like detox teas, diet pills, fat burners, and weight loss supplements. Have you seen posts like these? If so, what have you seen?
  2. Do you think social media influencers use the detox or weight loss products that they promote (never, sometimes, always)? Why do you think that?
  3. Do you think social media influencers promote detox or weight loss products that they actually dislike? Why do you think that?
  4. Have you used any detox or “cleanse” products (e.g. detox teas, gummies) in the past year? What happened (worked, side effects, etc.)?
  5. How about weight loss products (e.g. laxatives, diet pills), have you used any of these products in the past year? What happened (worked, side effects, etc.)?

Date: 3/27/2020

Social media inspiration
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Intro: We want to talk about how social media is used for advice/inspiration about health or fitness.

  1. Do you ever use social media for advice/inspiration about health or fitness? If yes, which platforms do you use (instagram, twitter, youtube, etc) and who do you follow?
  2. Tell us about a time that social media made you feel good about the way you look.
  3. Tell us about a time that social media made you feel bad about the way you look.

Dates: 3/7/2018 – 5/1/2018

Social media use and impact
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  1. Almost everyone is on social media nowadays. What advice would you give to young people who are new to social media?
  2. Have you ever felt like you need to change your social media use (what you view, time spent, etc.)? Why?
  3. How does using social media make you feel? Why?
  4. Have you ever deleted or thought about deleting your social media account(s)? Why?
  5. How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed your social media use?

Date: 11/13/2020

STI coverage
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Intro: Now we want to ask about coverage for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Right now, screening and treatment for STIs is free for anyone who has health insurance.

  1. On a scale from 1-5, how important is this policy to you? (1= Not at all, 5= Extremely important)
  2. Has insurance coverage of STIs helped you or someone you know? Tell us about it!
  3. Now it’s time to vote! Would you keep this policy, repeal it, or change it? Why?

Dates: 10/25/2017 – 4/14/2018

STI testing and treatment
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Intro: We want to talk about chlamydia and gonorrhea, two of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

  1. Would it be hard for you to get TESTED for chlamydia or gonorrhea if you wanted to? Why or why not?
  2. If you tested positive, would it be hard for you to get TREATED for chlamydia or gonorrhea? Why or why not?
  3. If you thought you had chlamydia or gonorrhea, where would you go to get treatment?
  4. If you got chlamydia or gonorrhea would you tell your sexual partner(s)? Why or why not?

Date: 8/17/2018

Stimulants
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  1. Why do you think people your age use stimulants that ARE NOT prescribed to them?
  2. Do you think stimulants work? If yes, what do you think they do?
  3. What are the risks of using stimulants that are NOT prescribed to you, if any?
  4. How many people your age do you think use stimulants that are NOT prescribed to them? How do they get them?

Date: 2/22/2019

Substance use coverage
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Intro: We have questions for you about health insurance coverage of treatment for substance abuse. This includes alcohol and drug use. Right now, treatment for substance abuse is free for anyone who has health insurance.

  1. On a scale from 1-5, how important is this policy to you? (1= Not at all, 5= Extremely important)
  2. Has coverage of substance use disorders helped you or someone you know? Tell us about it!
  3. Time to vote! Would you vote to keep this policy, repeal it, or change it? Why?

Dates: 11/22/2017 – 5/12/2018

Substance use during COVID-19
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  1. This week is about substance use (juul/vaping, alcohol, marijuana, etc.) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Do you think substance use among people your age has changed during the pandemic (same/less/more)?
  2. What do you think are some reasons substance use has changed for you or people your age due to the pandemic, if at all?
  3. How do you think access to substances has changed for you or people your age due to the pandemic, if at all?
  4. Do you think the pandemic has affected the use of one type of substance more than others? If yes, how?

Date: 5/15/2020

Telemedicine
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  1. Telemedicine is when a doctor provides care for a patient when they aren’t physically together (like online, phone, or video). Have you ever heard of telemedicine?
  2. Is telemedicine something you think you would use? Why or why not?
  3. Have you or anyone you know ever used telemedicine? Tell us about it.
  4. What kinds of health issues do you think telemedicine would be good for?
  5. What kinds of health issues would you rather see a doctor in person for?

Date: 10/18/2019

  1. Telemedicine is when a healthcare provider cares for a patient when they aren\’t physically together (like online, phone, or video). Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, have you or anyone you know used telemedicine? Tell us about it.
  2. If you were to use telemedicine to see a healthcare provider, would you prefer a phone call or video visit? Why?
  3. How effective do you think telemedicine is compared to an in-person visit? Why do you say that?
  4. What kinds of health issues do you think telemedicine would be good for? Why?
  5. How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed your view on telemedicine, if at all?

Date: 10/9/2020

Title X
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  1. This week is about reproductive health services like STI testing, contraception, prenatal care, etc.  What types of services for youth should the government help pay for? Why?
  2. The federal government recently changed their rules on funding reproductive health services (Title X). Have you heard about this change?
  3. Clinics that get government funding for reproductive health services cannot use it to provide abortions. Now, these clinics will not get funding if they DISCUSS abortions. What do you think about this?
  4. Will this change impact you or anyone you know? How?

Date: 10/11/2019

Tobacco laws
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  1. This week we want to hear your thoughts about tobacco and related products. How old do you think you need to be to buy cigarettes, e-cigarettes (Juul, vape pens, etc.) and other tobacco products?
  2. There is a new federal law that restricts the sale of cigarettes, e-cigarettes and other tobacco products to people age 21 and over. Have you heard of this?
  3. How do you think this new law impacts how people your age get these products?
  4. Do you think this law will prevent people under the age of 21 from using cigarettes, e-cigarettes or other tobacco products? Why or why not?
  5. Are there other nicotine-containing products that people your age use besides cigarettes and e-cigs? Tell us about them.

Date: 9/18/2020

  1. We want to know what you think about tobacco products like cigarettes, e-cigarettes, Juul, and hookah. Why do you think people your age use these products?
  2. Do you think people your age should have the choice to use these products? Why or why not?
  3. Where do people your age get tobacco products?
  4. At what age do you think people should be able to buy these products? Why?
  5. Would you support a law that limits the sale of tobacco products to people age 21 and up? Why or why not?

Date: 8/31/2018

Tobacco risk advertising
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  1. Have you seen any warnings about the harms of smoking cigarettes recently? Where?
  2. Do you think that ads about the harms of smoking cigarettes could keep young people from *starting* to smoke? Why?
  3. Do you think ads could encourage young people to *quit* smoking cigarettes? Why?
  4. Describe the kind of ads you think would work best to keep young people from smoking.

Dates: 1/17/2018 – 3/13/2018

Transgender bathroom policies
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  1. There is a debate in some states about which bathroom transgender people are allowed to use. Have you heard about this?
  2. What this means is that a person who was born a female but identifies as a male can only use female bathrooms and vice versa. What do you think about this? OR What do you think about this issue?
  3. On a scale of 1-5, how important is this issue to you? (1-not important at all; 5-extremely important)

Dates: 7/26/2017 – 1/13/2018

Voting
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  1. This week we want to hear your thoughts on voting. Did you vote in the last election? Why?
  2. Do you plan on voting in the next election? Why?
  3. On a scale of 1-5 (1= very easy, 5= very hard), how easy or hard do you think it is for people to vote? Why?
  4. What do you think keeps 18-24 year olds from voting?
  5. How could these issues be improved?

Dates: 11/8/2017 – 4/28/2018

Voting issues
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  1. Let’s talk voting! In an election, what are the issues that are the most important to you?
  2. Who or what influences where you stand on these issues?
  3. Do you think your vote matters? Why or why not?
  4. Besides voting, how else could you make your voice heard?

Date: 2/28/2020

  1. As we approach Election Day in November, we want to hear more about your thoughts on voting (even if you can\’t vote). What are the issues that are the most important to you?
  2. Who or what influences where you stand on these issues?
  3. Do you think your vote matters? Why or why not?
  4. Are there recent events that have impacted your opinion on voting? What happened and how did it impact your opinion?
  5. Besides voting, how else could you make your voice heard?

Date: 9/4/2020

Weight conversations
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  1. Has a doctor ever talked to you about weight?
  2. What did she or he say?
  3. What should a doctor NOT say when talking about weight
  4. What do you think of when you hear the word “obese”?

Dates: 7/19/2019 – 1/6/2018

Youth caregiving
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  1. This week is about family caregiving (taking care of an adult relative). Have you ever had to do that?
  2. Describe a time when you or someone in your family took care of an adult relative.
  3. How do you feel about potentially taking care of an adult relative?
  4. How do you think taking care of an adult relative would impact your educational or career goals?
  5. What would help you prepare to take care of an adult relative in the future?

Date: 8/28/2020

Youth COVID-19 risk perception and mask use
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  1. Do you think you\\’ll get COVID-19 in the next few months? Tell us why.
  2. If you got COVID-19, how do you think it would impact your life?
  3. If you got COVID-19, how concerned would you be about spreading it to others? Tell us why.
  4. How often do you wear a mask/face covering when you are near people you don\\’t live with? (Always, most of the time, some of the time, rarely, never).
  5. What influences whether or not you wear a mask/face covering when you are near people you don\\’t live with?

Date: 7/17/2020

Youth media literacy
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  1. We are exposed to so much media (news, tv/movies, radio/podcasts, social media, etc.) every day. Have you heard of media literacy? What do you think it is?
  2. Media literacy is defined as thinking critically about media messages and their effects on us (fake news, body image, stereotypes, bias, etc.). What, if anything, have you learned about media literacy, and from whom?
  3. How media literate do you consider yourself? Why?
  4. One part of media literacy is thinking about who is represented in the media. All people have multiple identities (race, gender, sexuality, disability, etc.). How are people who share your identities portrayed in the media?
  5. Which identities do you want to see more of in the media? Why?

Date: 10/2/2020

Youth problems
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  1. We want to learn about problems facing people your age. What are the biggest problems you’re facing right now?
  2. Tell us how you deal with those problems.
  3. What are some of the good things happening in your life right now?
  4. What would make your life better?

Dates: 8/9/2017 – 1/27/2018

Youth resiliency
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  1. This week is about stress and resilience. When you are stressed, what do you do (both healthy and unhealthy) to manage the stress?
  2. Resilience means adapting to challenges/ongoing stress. Who or what helps you to be resilient when facing challenges?
  3. Tell us about a specific time where you showed resilience. What did you learn?
  4. What would help you or people your age to be more resilient?
  5. Sometimes things in your community or in society can get in the way of resilience. What makes it harder for you to be resilient?

Date: 10/16/2020

Youth sports
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  1. Did you participate in sports growing up? If yes, for how long?
  2. Would you have liked to spend more time in sports? If so, what got in the way?
  3. Do you think playing sports is important? Why or why not?
  4. What might help more youth participate in sports?

Dates: 9/27/2017 – 3/17/2018

Youth to adult transition
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  1. Going from being a kid to an adult can be a big change. What has this transition been like for you? Why?
  2. What has been hard about this transition?
  3. What has been good about this time in your life?
  4. What would make this transition easier?
  5. What advice would you give your younger self to help you through this transition?

Date: 10/5/2018

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Access to healthcare
Where do you go for a health problem you can’t solve on your own (family doctor, ER, urgent care, school clinic etc.)? Why do you go there? Do you have a regular doctor you go to for check-ups or when you feel sick? If you don’t have a regular doctor, why not? Do you think it’s important to have a regular doctor you go to for check-ups or when you feel sick? Why or why not? How could your doctor’s office make your visits easier? Have you had a bad experience with a doctor or clinic visit? What happened? Date: 9/14/2018
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Active shooter drills
This week is about guns and safety. Tell us about how gun violence affects you. Does/did your school have active shooter drills? What happens during an active shooter drill? How do active shooter drills make you feel? Do you think active shooter drills make schools safer? Why or why not? Date: 8/16/2019
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Binge drinking
This week we want to get your thoughts on drinking alcohol. What do you think counts as binge drinking? Did you know that binge drinking means drinking 4 + drinks for women and 5 + drinks for men in 2 hours? What do you think about that? What percentage of people your age do you think binge drink? Why do you think people your age binge drink? What do you think are the greatest risks of binge drinking? Date: 9/21/2018
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Birth control
This week we want to hear what you think about contraception/birth control. What comes to mind when you think of birth control? Tell us how you first learned about contraception/birth control. What questions do you have about birth control? (Can’t think of anything now? What questions have you had in the past?) If you had questions about birth control today, where would you look for an answer? Is there someone you trust to ask about stuff like this? Who? Dates: 2/21/2018 – 4/17/2018
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Body challenges
Intro: This week is about trending body challenges: when you check to see if your body part can look a certain way (ex: thigh gap). List all the body challenges you know of! Where did you hear about these challenge(s)? Have you, or someone you know, tried any of these challenges? Tell us about it: who was involved and where did it happen What do you think about these trending body challenges? How do these body challenges make you feel about your body? Date: 2/15/2019
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Body ideals
Intro: This week we want to talk about how you feel about your body. How do you feel about the way your body looks? If you could choose the way your body looked, what would you want it to look like? If you could have the body of any celebrity, whose would you choose? What have you done to change how your body looks, if anything? Date: 10/26/2018
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Body image during COVID-19
We want to know how things have changed since before the COVID-19 pandemic. How, if at all, has your body image changed? Tell us about it. How, if at all, has your relationship with food changed since before the pandemic? How, if at all, has your relationship with exercise changed since before the pandemic? Since the pandemic, have you changed your eating or exercise habits because you were worried about your weight/shape? Tell us about it. What have you seen people posting on social media about weight/shape during the COVID-19 pandemic? What do you think about these posts? Date: 9/25/2020
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Body positivity
Have you ever heard of the body positivity movement or seen #bodypositive? Where? How would you define the body positivity movement? If you haven’t heard of it, just tell us what you think! How does seeing a body positive post on social media make you feel? Why? Do you think that body positivity on social media is helpful or harmful? Tell us more! Date: 11/2/2018
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Breastfeeding
This week’s questions are about breastfeeding. What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of breastfeeding? Breastfeeding includes feeding a baby from the breast or pumped breast milk in a bottle. How do you think breastfeeding impacts babies? In what ways do you think breastfeeding impacts mothers? How do you think breastfeeding compares to formula feeding? Were you breastfed as a child? How do you feel about that? Date: 9/6/2019
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Cell phone age
How old were you when you got your first cell phone? Did you ask for your first phone or did you get it without asking? Why did you get your first cell phone? What do you think is the right age for someone to get their first cell phone? Why? What type of cell phone do you have now? Dates: 12/27/2017 – 2/20/2018
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Clean eating
Intro: This week’s Qs are about “clean eating,” an approach to eating that has been getting a lot of attention lately. Have you previously heard about “clean eating?” If so, how did you hear about it? How would you define “clean eating”? “Clean eating” usually means eating natural, whole foods, and strictly avoiding processed foods. Knowing that, what is your opinion of “clean eating”? Do you think “clean eating” is healthy or harmful? Tell us why. How likely would you be to try “clean eating” for yourself (1 = probably won’t try it; 2 = not sure; 3 = probably will try it)? Date: 1/18/2019
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Climate change
Are you worried about the environment? Why or why not? What do you do to protect the environment, if anything? Where have you learned the most about climate change? How has climate change affected you or your family? Date: 2/8/2019
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College and student debt
Intro: This week’s questions ask your thoughts about college. Whether you are in school or not, we want to hear your opinion. What are three things that might make it hard for you to go to college? How much student loan debt is ok to have for a college education? Why? Should college be free? Why or why not? How much do you expect to earn per year in your first full-time job? Dates: 8/2/2017 – 1/20/2018
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Community resources
Community resources are local places or services that help improve people’s lives. What resources do you have in your community? What are the most important community resources you feel like you need to live a safe and healthy life? Why? What community resources do you use most often? Why? What gets in the way of you using the resources in your community? What resources do you think are missing from your community? What makes you say that? Date: 10/12/2018
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Consent
Intro: We want to hear your thoughts about consent- meaning consent in a physical or sexual encounter. How would you define consent in a physical or sexual encounter? Are there situations when someone doesn’t need to give/get consent in a physical or sexual encounter? When? Can consent be nonverbal? If so, how? Is there ever a time when someone is too drunk or high to give consent? Tell us more. Dates: 1/10/2018 – 3/6/2018
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Contraception coverage
Intro: This week we’re going to talk about health insurance coverage of contraception (birth control). A 2014 policy requires that contraception be free for anyone with health insurance. On a scale from 1-5, how important is this policy to you? (1= Not at all, 5= Extremely important) Has insurance coverage of contraception helped you or someone you know? Tell us about it! Time to vote! Would you keep this policy, repeal it, or change it? Why? Dates: 10/18/2017 – 4/7/2018
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Coping during COVID-19
Reflecting on your experiences since March, what have you found most difficult about the COVID-19 pandemic? Why? What have you been doing to cope with the pandemic? What are you most worried about as the pandemic continues? What have you missed out on because of the pandemic and how has it affected you? Tell us about something good that has happened to you during the pandemic. Date: 10/30/2020
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)
What do you know about coronavirus or COVID 19? Where did you hear that? How has the current coronavirus situation impacted you, if at all? Are you worried about coronavirus? Why or why not? Are you doing anything to prepare for coronavirus? If so, what? What do you think should be done to protect people from coronavirus? Date: 3/6/2020 A lot has been happening with coronavirus since we last asked and we wanted to check in again about your experiences with the pandemic. How has coronavirus affected your life? Are you worried about coronavirus? Why or why not? Are you doing anything to prepare for coronavirus? If so, what? What resources do you need right now? Are you able to get them? How have you been dealing with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on your life? Date: 3/20/2020
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Country and politics
Intro: Politics have been in the news a lot since President Trump took office. We want to know how you are feeling about it all. Tell us how you think things are going overall in the US so far. What specific events or policies have made the biggest impression on you? How have you been feeling (emotionally/physically) since President Trump took office? Has the election inspired you to do anything new or different? Tell us about it! Have you felt stressed about politics? Tell us how you have dealt with it. Dates: 8/23/17 – 2/10/2018
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COVID-19 vaccines
When a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, will you get it? Why or why not? Who do you think should have priority in getting a COVID-19 vaccine? Where would you go to get information about a COVID-19 vaccine? Why? What concerns, if any, do you have about getting a vaccine for COVID-19? Do you know anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19? Date: 10/23/2020
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Disabilities
This week we want to hear your thoughts on disabilities. How would you define a disability? Give some examples. A disability is a physical or mental condition that limits a person’s movements, senses, or activities. Have you interacted with or known a person with a disability? Tell us about your experience. How do you feel when you see or encounter a stranger with a disability? Why? Should the government promote equal opportunities for people with disabilities? If yes, how? Do you consider yourself someone with a disability? If yes, tell us about your disability. We would love to hear about how it has impacted you. Date: 10/4/2019
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Eating disorders
This week we want to talk to you about eating disorders. Do you think eating disorders are mental health conditions? Why or why not? How would you compare the seriousness of eating disorders to other mental health conditions (depression/anxiety)? What do you think are the effects of having an eating disorder? How do you think people view others who have eating disorders? Most people with eating disorders never get treatment. Why do you think that is? Date: 9/13/2019
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Education and work during COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost everyone because of stay-at-home orders. How has your school/work changed because of the pandemic? If you’ve had to make changes, what HAS NOT gone well with learning/ working? What HAS gone well with learning/ working? How have expectations for learning/ working changed for you? If stay-at-home orders were to continue or expand, what would you need to learn/work better? Date: 5/8/2020
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Expedited partner therapy
Intro: We’re back again with more questions about chlamydia and gonorrhea- this time focused on treatment. If you had chlamydia or gonorrhea, how important would it be to YOU that you help your partner(s) gets treated? Why? Did you know that you may be able to get medication for your sexual partner(s) if you have an STI? (Your partner may not need to be seen by a doctor!) What do you think of this policy to get medications for your sexual partners? If you ever got chlamydia or gonorrhea, would you ask your doctor for medication to give to your partner(s)? Why or why not? What do you think would help get the word out about this policy? Date: 8/24/2018
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Food insecurity
Many young people have limited access to healthy and affordable food. Have you experienced this? Tell us more. If you were worried about having enough food to eat, how would you get help? If you didn’t have access to food, what might keep you from seeking help? What impact does this issue (not having access to food) have on young people? In your opinion, has COVID-19 had an impact on you or other young people’s ability to access healthy food? If so, how? Date: 4/17/2020
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Gaming
Let’s talk about video games (PC games, phone apps, internet games, xbox, etc). Are video games important to you? Why? About how many hours a day do you spend *watching* other people play video games (in person, YouTube, Twitch, etc)? What games are you playing/watching the most right now? Type “skip” if this doesn’t apply to you. Who do you play video games with (IRL friends, online friends, family, strangers, solo, etc)? Again, type “skip” if this doesn’t apply. Date: 9/28/2018
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Guns
What are your thoughts about having guns in your home? Do you think gun control laws would affect mass shootings? Why? Who, if anyone, should NOT be allowed to own guns? What do you think of laws that restrict the types of guns people can own? Dates: 9/6/2017 – 2/24/2018
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Handwashing
Let’s talk handwashing. When do you think it’s important to wash your hands? Why? How important do you think handwashing is to your health? Why? Why might you NOT wash your hands, even when you think you should? How would you feel if people around you didn’t regularly wash their hands after using the bathroom? Why? Date: 9/27/2019
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Healthcare confidentiality
Intro: This week we want to talk about what healthcare providers can/cannot tell others about your health or healthcare (“confidentiality”). Text next to continue. Has any healthcare provider ever talked to you about confidentiality? What did they say? What do you think should be confidential about your healthcare? Why? Have you ever had a concern about confidentiality with your healthcare? Tell us about it! Does concern about confidentiality affect what you say or do when you are seeking healthcare? How? Dates: 7/12/2017 – 12/30/2017
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Healthcare involvement
Today we want to learn about how you use the healthcare system. When was your last doctor’s appointment? Who schedules your doctor’s appointments? Why? Who usually goes with you to your doctor’s appointments? Why? Who usually picks up your prescription medicine? Why? Do you wish that you were more or less involved in your healthcare? How? Dates: 10/4/2017 – 3/24/2018
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Healthcare quality
How would you define “good healthcare” for people your age? If you were rating your doctor, what factors would you consider? Whose opinion should matter most in rating how well your doctor cares for you: yours, parents, insurance companies, others? Why? What would be the best 2 ways to collect your opinion on your doctor? (in-person, phone, text, email, online, paper survey, etc.) Doctors are sometimes paid based on the quality of care they provide. Did you know that? Date: 8/30/2019
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Healthy relationships
“What’s love got to do with it?” Have you ever been in a romantic relationship? What do you look for in a romantic partner? Give us an example of a couple in a healthy romantic relationship. What makes it healthy? How do you know when a romantic relationship is unhealthy? If you found out a friend was in an unhealthy relationship, what would you do? Dates: 1/31/2018 – 3/27/2018
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Housing insecurity
Many young people struggle to find a safe and affordable place to live. Have you experienced this? Tell us more. If you were in need of housing, how would you get help? If you didn’t have access to housing, what might keep you from seeking help? In your opinion, how does this issue (not having access to housing) impact young people? In your opinion, has COVID-19 had an impact on you or other young people’s ability to access housing? If so, how? Date: 5/1/2020
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Ideal living location
Home is where the ____ is! What features are important to you when choosing a town, city, or place to live? Is there a specific place (city, state, country) that has those characteristics? Tell us about it. What about turn-offs? What characteristics would make you NOT want to live somewhere? Do you want to live in the place(s) where you grew up? Why or why not? Dates: 11/15/2017 – 5/5/2018
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Insurance knowledge
I pay. You pay. What the heck is a copay? When it comes to health insurance, what do you know about copays? There are also these things called health insurance deductibles. Tell us what you know about them! Have you heard of health insurance premiums? What are they? A few more quick questions. Do you have health insurance? What kind? If you have insurance, how do you find out what your health insurance covers? Dates: 10/11/2017 – 3/31/2018
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Intimacy
We want to know how kids should learn about physical intimacy (hugging, kissing, sex, etc.). Tell us how you learned about intimacy. What is the right age to start talking about intimacy? Why? Who do you think should teach youth about it? Why? How do you wish it was taught to you? How would you teach it to your child (if you had one)? Date: 3/22/2019
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Juul
This week is all about Juul. Have you ever heard of Juul? Why do you think people your age Juul? Do you think Juuling is dangerous? Why or why not? Do you think Juuling leads to using alcohol, cigarettes or other drugs? Why or why not? Juul is an e-cigarette that delivers nicotine. Do you think people younger than 21 years old should be allowed to Juul? Tell us your thoughts on this! Date: 1/25/2019
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Juvenile justice system
Intro: Today we want to ask you about your thoughts on the juvenile justice system. When youth commit a crime, the juvenile justice system determines what happens to them. What do you know about this system? What should happen to youth when they break the law? What do you think the job of the juvenile justice system should be? Should adults and youth be treated the same when they commit a crime? Why or why not? Date: 2/1/2019
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Living your best life
This week we want to hear about what it means to be a thriving young person. Describe what it would look like to live your best life. Tell us about something or someone that helps you live your best life. Specifically, what could your school do to help you live your best life? (now or in the past) What keeps you from living your best life, if anything? Date: 8/2/2019
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Marijuana
Intro: We want your thoughts on marijuana. As states take steps to legalize marijuana, it’s important to hear the voices of young/future voters (that’s you)! Is marijuana use legal in your community? How do you know? Do you think it should be legal to use marijuana? Why? If marijuana were legal, how would this affect people your age? How important are marijuana laws to you? (1=Not at all important, 5=Very Important) Dates: 2/7/2018 – 4/3/2018
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Mental health
When we asked MyVoicers about health care, a lot of people brought up mental health. Is mental health care important to you? Tell us more! Many people experience emotional and mental health concerns. How would you know when to seek help for an emotional or mental health concern? Who would you want to talk to about it? Why? What are the reasons that people your age might NOT seek care for an emotional or mental health concern? What’s one thing that could improve mental health among people your age? Date: 10/19/2018
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Mental health coverage
Intro: We want to hear your opinion about health insurance coverage of mental health treatment. A 2010 policy requires that people with health insurance get free mental health treatment. On a scale from 1-5, how important is this policy to you? (1= Not at all, 5= Extremely important) Has insurance coverage of mental health treatment helped you or someone you know? Tell us about it! It’s voting time! Would you vote to keep this policy, repeal it, or change it? Why? Dates: 11/29/2017 – 5/19/2018
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Mental health stigma
We learned from you that stigma (judgement/embarrassment) plays a role in youth mental health issues. Who or what makes youth feel this stigma? Why? How does stigma affect someone’s ability to get help for mental health issues? What would make it easier for youth to get help for mental health issues? What do you think YOUTH could do to decrease stigma around mental health issues? What do you think ADULTS could do to decrease stigma around mental health issues? Date: 3/29/2019
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Menu nutrition information
We want to hear your thoughts about nutrition information on menus. What are some places you go to that have nutrition info listed? What information do you notice is listed and where? Text “skip” if you haven’t seen any nutrition information. Have you found this information useful when choosing what to eat or drink? Tell us more! If you could choose what nutrition information was listed, what would you like to see? Dates: 1/3/2018 – 2/27/2018
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MyVoice engagement
This week we want to talk about why you joined MyVoice. What motivates you to answer our questions each week? What do you think participants gain from being in MyVoice? Some participants don’t answer every week. How do you decide which questions to answer? What do you think MyVoice could do better? Finally, let us know what we’ve missed! What topics do you think we should ask about in the future? Date: 9/20/2019 First, we’re curious: What motivates you to answer our questions each week? In your opinion, what do people gain from participating in MyVoice? Think of someone your age who might also want to join MyVoice. What would encourage them to sign up? What would keep people from participating in MyVoice? Finally, let us know what we’ve missed! What topics do you think we should ask about in the future? Dates: 9/20/2017 – 3/10/2018  
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Nature
MyVoice wants to know how being in nature affects you! First, what do you think of when you hear the word “nature”? No matter how you define “nature,” we want to know how you spend your time in it. How do you interact with nature in your life? Send us a pic! How does being in nature affect how you feel physically? How does being in nature affect how you feel emotionally/ mentally? Thinking about how much time you spend in nature now, do you wish you could spend more or less time in nature? Why? Date: 9/11/2020
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Non-Rx weight loss products
Intro: We want to know what you think about nonprescription products for weight loss like dietary supplements, laxatives and diet pills. Do you think these types of nonprescription products for weight loss work? Why or why not? Do you think it is safe for people your age to take nonprescription products for weight loss? Why or why not? Should it be legal to sell nonprescription products for weight loss to people under 18 years old? Why or why not? Dates: 8/16/2017  – 2/3/2018
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Online bullying
Bullying and harassment are common on social media. Have you or someone you know been bullied or harassed on social media? Tell us about it. If someone bullies or harasses you on social media, what would make you personally feel better? If someone bullies or harasses you on social media, which of the following would feel like a fair resolution: private apology via dm, public apology, deleted posts, banning them, support from friends, something else? If someone experiences bullying or harassment, which social media companies do you trust to achieve a fair resolution for you? Why? Have you or someone you know bullied or harassed other people on social media? What happened and why? Date: 8/23/2019
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Online ordering and delivery of groceries
COVID-19 has changed so much in our lives. During the pandemic, how have you or your family been getting groceries (in-person, pick-up, delivery)? Why? If you or your family have shopped for groceries online during the pandemic, was it pick-up or delivery? How did it go? During the pandemic, have you or your family changed the types of food you are buying (more/less snacks, fruits, vegetables, etc.)? Tell us about it. Do you live in an urban, suburban, or rural area? Do you or anyone in your household receive SNAP benefits (also known as food stamps)? Date: 11/6/2020
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Opioids
We’re here with some questions about pain medications. Have you ever taken a prescription pain medication? Tell us about it. When it comes to your health, how safe is it to use prescription pain medication that was NOT prescribed to you? Why? When it comes to your health, how safe is it to use a prescription pain medication that WAS prescribed to you? Why? Could you get prescription pain medications from somewhere other than your doctor? Where? When you hear the word “opioid,” what do you think of? Dates: 12/13/2017 – 6/2/2018
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Oral sex
A recent study showed that very few youth use protection (condoms/dental dams) during oral sex. Why do you think this is? On a scale of 1 to 5, how risky do you think it is to have oral sex without protection? (1-Not risky at all, 5- Very risky) What do you think are the risks (if any) to not using protection during oral sex? What might help more people use protection during oral sex? Date: 3/1/2019
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Patient-provider concordance
This week we want to know what you would look for when choosing a doctor. What characteristics are important to you, if any? Why? Is it important that you have similar characteristics to your doctor (age, gender, race/ethnicity, disability, background, personality, etc.)?  If so, what characteristics? When would being similar to your doctor be important? Specifically, for what type of healthcare visits? How would being similar to your doctor impact what you say or do during your visit? If you were in a situation where you felt uncomfortable with your doctor, what could they do to make you feel more comfortable? Date: 4/10/2020
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PrEP
This week’s topic is related to sexual health. Do you think HIV is a problem in your community? Why or why not? What methods have you heard of to prevent getting HIV? PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) is a daily medication that prevents HIV transmission. Have you heard of PrEP? If so, from where? Who do you think would benefit from taking PrEP? What do you think keeps people who need PrEP from taking it? Date: 4/3/2020
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Purpose of life
Intro: This week is all about you. We want to hear your thoughts on the meaning or purpose in your life. Do you ever think about the meaning or purpose of your life? If yes, how often? What gives your life meaning or purpose? Tell us as much as you can! On a scale of 1 to 4 (1 = “very unclear” 4 = “very clear”), how clear is your meaning or purpose in life? Who or what encourages you to think about your meaning or purpose in life? Do you wish you had more help in finding meaning or purpose in your life? What would be helpful? Dates: 11/1/2017 – 4/21/2018
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Racism
This week we want to hear about the role your race/ethnicity plays in your life. What does your race/ethnicity mean to you? What do you think MOST people think about your racial/ethnic group? How does how other people view your race affect you? Have you experienced or witnessed racism? Tell us about it. How do you think you or people your age can deal with negative experiences related to racism? Date: 3/15/2019
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Romantic relationships
Let’s talk about love! Name the most romantic thing someone has done for you or you have done for someone. What made it romantic? Picture the person that makes you go “heart eyes”. What makes them special to you? We see couples in real life, media and on TV who inspire us. Who are your #relationshipgoals? Tell us why. How many people do you hope to truly love in your lifetime? Why? Date: 3/8/2019
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Safe cell phone use
Intro: Can’t stop, won’t stop (using your phone)? We wanna hear about the downsides of using your cell phone. Have you ever been in a dangerous situation because you were busy using your cell phone? Tell us about it. Do you think it’s safe to drive and use your cell phone at the same time? Tell us more. What could you do to make your own cell phone use safer? Do you know what the local law is for cell phone use while driving? What is it? Dates: 1/24/2018 – 3/20/2018
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School lunches
Help your lunch lady! We want to learn your thoughts on school lunches. Do (or did) you eat school lunch in grades K-12? Why not? OR What do (or did) you like about it? If there were laws for what school lunches had to include or exclude, what do you think they should be? Who do you think should decide what schools serve for lunch? Why? Dates: 12/20/2017 – 2/13/2018
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Sex ed from docs
This week is about what you think doctors should teach youth about sex. Do you think doctors should talk to youth about sex? Why or why not? Have you had a conversation about sex with your doctor? What was the conversation about? How do you think doctors should talk to youth about sex? What are the most important things that doctors should tell youth about sex? What do you think doctors should NOT say to youth about sex? Date: 4/5/2019
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Sex education
How old were you when you first learned about sex? Where or from whom have you learned the most about sex? What is the most important thing you learned from sexual education at school? What questions do you have about sex? Dates: 9/13/2017 – 3/3/2018
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Sexting
The media talks a lot about sexting but we want to get your take. First, what do you think sexting means? In your opinion, how often do people your age send naked or semi-naked photos using a cell phone? Do you think it is ok to send naked or semi-naked photos using a cell phone? Why or why not? When would receiving a naked or semi-naked photo make you uncomfortable? Why? Dates: 8/30/2017 – 2/17/2018
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Sexual assault
Sexual assault has been in the news quite a bit recently. How would you define sexual assault? Is sexual assault an issue people your age worry about? Tell us about it. What do you think can be done to eliminate sexual assault in your community? Dates: 2/14/2018 – 4/10/2018
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Sleep
Alright, so first we want to talk about sleep. Do you feel that you get enough sleep? What keeps you from getting enough sleep? How important do you think sleep is to your health? Why? How many hours of sleep do you get on an average weeknight? Experts recommend that you get at least 8 hours of sleep a night. What do you think about that? Dates: 7/5/2017 – 12/23/2017
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Social distancing
Public health officials are asking people to practice “social distancing” during the COVID pandemic (stay at least 6 ft from others, not gather in groups, avoid crowded places). Are you social distancing? Why or why not? How has social distancing negatively impacted your life? How has social distancing positively impacted your life? Have you or someone you know broken social distancing rules? Why? What would you say or do to encourage friends to practice social distancing? Date: 4/24/2020
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Social media addiction
We want to know how you use social media. List the types of social media you use most. Do you find yourself checking your social media without realizing it? Describe the scenario! Have you ever felt like you should cut down on your social media use? What made you feel this way? Have people annoyed you by commenting on how often you use social media? Tell us about it! Have you ever felt bad or guilty about your social media use? What happened? Is checking your social media the first thing you do in the morning? Dates: 12/6/2017 – 5/26/2018
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Social media influencers
We’d like your opinion on how social media influencers talk about products like detox teas, diet pills, fat burners, and weight loss supplements. Have you seen posts like these? If so, what have you seen? Do you think social media influencers use the detox or weight loss products that they promote (never, sometimes, always)? Why do you think that? Do you think social media influencers promote detox or weight loss products that they actually dislike? Why do you think that? Have you used any detox or “cleanse” products (e.g. detox teas, gummies) in the past year? What happened (worked, side effects, etc.)? How about weight loss products (e.g. laxatives, diet pills), have you used any of these products in the past year? What happened (worked, side effects, etc.)? Date: 3/27/2020
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Social media inspiration
Intro: We want to talk about how social media is used for advice/inspiration about health or fitness. Do you ever use social media for advice/inspiration about health or fitness? If yes, which platforms do you use (instagram, twitter, youtube, etc) and who do you follow? Tell us about a time that social media made you feel good about the way you look. Tell us about a time that social media made you feel bad about the way you look. Dates: 3/7/2018 – 5/1/2018
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Social media use and impact
Almost everyone is on social media nowadays. What advice would you give to young people who are new to social media? Have you ever felt like you need to change your social media use (what you view, time spent, etc.)? Why? How does using social media make you feel? Why? Have you ever deleted or thought about deleting your social media account(s)? Why? How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed your social media use? Date: 11/13/2020
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STI coverage
Intro: Now we want to ask about coverage for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Right now, screening and treatment for STIs is free for anyone who has health insurance. On a scale from 1-5, how important is this policy to you? (1= Not at all, 5= Extremely important) Has insurance coverage of STIs helped you or someone you know? Tell us about it! Now it’s time to vote! Would you keep this policy, repeal it, or change it? Why? Dates: 10/25/2017 – 4/14/2018
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STI testing and treatment
Intro: We want to talk about chlamydia and gonorrhea, two of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Would it be hard for you to get TESTED for chlamydia or gonorrhea if you wanted to? Why or why not? If you tested positive, would it be hard for you to get TREATED for chlamydia or gonorrhea? Why or why not? If you thought you had chlamydia or gonorrhea, where would you go to get treatment? If you got chlamydia or gonorrhea would you tell your sexual partner(s)? Why or why not? Date: 8/17/2018
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Stimulants
Why do you think people your age use stimulants that ARE NOT prescribed to them? Do you think stimulants work? If yes, what do you think they do? What are the risks of using stimulants that are NOT prescribed to you, if any? How many people your age do you think use stimulants that are NOT prescribed to them? How do they get them? Date: 2/22/2019
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Substance use coverage
Intro: We have questions for you about health insurance coverage of treatment for substance abuse. This includes alcohol and drug use. Right now, treatment for substance abuse is free for anyone who has health insurance. On a scale from 1-5, how important is this policy to you? (1= Not at all, 5= Extremely important) Has coverage of substance use disorders helped you or someone you know? Tell us about it! Time to vote! Would you vote to keep this policy, repeal it, or change it? Why? Dates: 11/22/2017 – 5/12/2018
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Substance use during COVID-19
This week is about substance use (juul/vaping, alcohol, marijuana, etc.) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Do you think substance use among people your age has changed during the pandemic (same/less/more)? What do you think are some reasons substance use has changed for you or people your age due to the pandemic, if at all? How do you think access to substances has changed for you or people your age due to the pandemic, if at all? Do you think the pandemic has affected the use of one type of substance more than others? If yes, how? Date: 5/15/2020
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Telemedicine
Telemedicine is when a doctor provides care for a patient when they aren’t physically together (like online, phone, or video). Have you ever heard of telemedicine? Is telemedicine something you think you would use? Why or why not? Have you or anyone you know ever used telemedicine? Tell us about it. What kinds of health issues do you think telemedicine would be good for? What kinds of health issues would you rather see a doctor in person for? Date: 10/18/2019 Telemedicine is when a healthcare provider cares for a patient when they aren\’t physically together (like online, phone, or video). Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, have you or anyone you know used telemedicine? Tell us about it. If you were to use telemedicine to see a healthcare provider, would you prefer a phone call or video visit? Why? How effective do you think telemedicine is compared to an in-person visit? Why do you say that? What kinds of health issues do you think telemedicine would be good for? Why? How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed your view on telemedicine, if at all? Date: 10/9/2020
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Title X
This week is about reproductive health services like STI testing, contraception, prenatal care, etc.  What types of services for youth should the government help pay for? Why? The federal government recently changed their rules on funding reproductive health services (Title X). Have you heard about this change? Clinics that get government funding for reproductive health services cannot use it to provide abortions. Now, these clinics will not get funding if they DISCUSS abortions. What do you think about this? Will this change impact you or anyone you know? How? Date: 10/11/2019
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Tobacco laws
This week we want to hear your thoughts about tobacco and related products. How old do you think you need to be to buy cigarettes, e-cigarettes (Juul, vape pens, etc.) and other tobacco products? There is a new federal law that restricts the sale of cigarettes, e-cigarettes and other tobacco products to people age 21 and over. Have you heard of this? How do you think this new law impacts how people your age get these products? Do you think this law will prevent people under the age of 21 from using cigarettes, e-cigarettes or other tobacco products? Why or why not? Are there other nicotine-containing products that people your age use besides cigarettes and e-cigs? Tell us about them. Date: 9/18/2020 We want to know what you think about tobacco products like cigarettes, e-cigarettes, Juul, and hookah. Why do you think people your age use these products? Do you think people your age should have the choice to use these products? Why or why not? Where do people your age get tobacco products? At what age do you think people should be able to buy these products? Why? Would you support a law that limits the sale of tobacco products to people age 21 and up? Why or why not? Date: 8/31/2018
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Tobacco risk advertising
Have you seen any warnings about the harms of smoking cigarettes recently? Where? Do you think that ads about the harms of smoking cigarettes could keep young people from *starting* to smoke? Why? Do you think ads could encourage young people to *quit* smoking cigarettes? Why? Describe the kind of ads you think would work best to keep young people from smoking. Dates: 1/17/2018 – 3/13/2018
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Transgender bathroom policies
There is a debate in some states about which bathroom transgender people are allowed to use. Have you heard about this? What this means is that a person who was born a female but identifies as a male can only use female bathrooms and vice versa. What do you think about this? OR What do you think about this issue? On a scale of 1-5, how important is this issue to you? (1-not important at all; 5-extremely important) Dates: 7/26/2017 – 1/13/2018
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Voting
This week we want to hear your thoughts on voting. Did you vote in the last election? Why? Do you plan on voting in the next election? Why? On a scale of 1-5 (1= very easy, 5= very hard), how easy or hard do you think it is for people to vote? Why? What do you think keeps 18-24 year olds from voting? How could these issues be improved? Dates: 11/8/2017 – 4/28/2018
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Voting issues
Let’s talk voting! In an election, what are the issues that are the most important to you? Who or what influences where you stand on these issues? Do you think your vote matters? Why or why not? Besides voting, how else could you make your voice heard? Date: 2/28/2020 As we approach Election Day in November, we want to hear more about your thoughts on voting (even if you can\’t vote). What are the issues that are the most important to you? Who or what influences where you stand on these issues? Do you think your vote matters? Why or why not? Are there recent events that have impacted your opinion on voting? What happened and how did it impact your opinion? Besides voting, how else could you make your voice heard? Date: 9/4/2020
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Weight conversations
Has a doctor ever talked to you about weight? What did she or he say? What should a doctor NOT say when talking about weight What do you think of when you hear the word “obese”? Dates: 7/19/2019 – 1/6/2018
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Youth caregiving
This week is about family caregiving (taking care of an adult relative). Have you ever had to do that? Describe a time when you or someone in your family took care of an adult relative. How do you feel about potentially taking care of an adult relative? How do you think taking care of an adult relative would impact your educational or career goals? What would help you prepare to take care of an adult relative in the future? Date: 8/28/2020
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Youth COVID-19 risk perception and mask use
Do you think you\\’ll get COVID-19 in the next few months? Tell us why. If you got COVID-19, how do you think it would impact your life? If you got COVID-19, how concerned would you be about spreading it to others? Tell us why. How often do you wear a mask/face covering when you are near people you don\\’t live with? (Always, most of the time, some of the time, rarely, never). What influences whether or not you wear a mask/face covering when you are near people you don\\’t live with? Date: 7/17/2020
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Youth media literacy
We are exposed to so much media (news, tv/movies, radio/podcasts, social media, etc.) every day. Have you heard of media literacy? What do you think it is? Media literacy is defined as thinking critically about media messages and their effects on us (fake news, body image, stereotypes, bias, etc.). What, if anything, have you learned about media literacy, and from whom? How media literate do you consider yourself? Why? One part of media literacy is thinking about who is represented in the media. All people have multiple identities (race, gender, sexuality, disability, etc.). How are people who share your identities portrayed in the media? Which identities do you want to see more of in the media? Why? Date: 10/2/2020
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Youth problems
We want to learn about problems facing people your age. What are the biggest problems you’re facing right now? Tell us how you deal with those problems. What are some of the good things happening in your life right now? What would make your life better? Dates: 8/9/2017 – 1/27/2018
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Youth resiliency
This week is about stress and resilience. When you are stressed, what do you do (both healthy and unhealthy) to manage the stress? Resilience means adapting to challenges/ongoing stress. Who or what helps you to be resilient when facing challenges? Tell us about a specific time where you showed resilience. What did you learn? What would help you or people your age to be more resilient? Sometimes things in your community or in society can get in the way of resilience. What makes it harder for you to be resilient? Date: 10/16/2020
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Youth sports
Did you participate in sports growing up? If yes, for how long? Would you have liked to spend more time in sports? If so, what got in the way? Do you think playing sports is important? Why or why not? What might help more youth participate in sports? Dates: 9/27/2017 – 3/17/2018
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Youth to adult transition
Going from being a kid to an adult can be a big change. What has this transition been like for you? Why? What has been hard about this transition? What has been good about this time in your life? What would make this transition easier? What advice would you give your younger self to help you through this transition? Date: 10/5/2018
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