About Add Health

Add Health began in 1994-95 as the first-ever national study to follow over 20,000 adolescents into adulthood. You were part of this landmark study designed by researchers at the University of North Carolina and funded by the National Institutes of Health. The information you gave back then helped researchers across the country understand how adolescent experiences, the people they know, and the places they live, influence health as they become adults.

Add Health has completed data collection for the fifth round of surveys, and the Wave V web survey is now closed. Health professionals will continue conducting home health visits through January 2019. The purpose of this study is to uncover how health changes as you get older. Findings from the Wave V survey and health visit can help guide social and public health policies in America.

You have made Add Health one of the most important studies on the health of young people, a study that will improve the lives of future generations. To keep this important research going, we need your help to update our records about the best way to get back in touch with you. All the information you provide will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for research purposes only.

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