Your participation is very important!

With your help, we can expand our understanding of how to help current and future generations of Minnesotans be as healthy as possible.

Below is a guide to what will be required of you, should you choose to get involved.
For more information please review our frequently asked questions and Consent, HIPAA and privacy.

Step 1

Invite Family Members

First family participant invites other family members to participate 

We provide invitations to forward to your family members, and for you to enroll your children under age 18.

Start the Survey
Step 2

Health Questionnaire & Consent/HIPAA Form

Everyone completes a Health Questionnaire and fills-out a Consent Form and a HIPAA form!

Learn more about the consent form on the FAQ section "Participation & Consent"

Next, you will complete a health questionnaire. For information aboutwhat questions will be asked, click on the links below.

  • What is on the adult questionnaire? For  Adults
  • What is on the child questionnaire? For children (Filled out by Parent/Guardian)

After you complete your Health Questionnaire, we will ask you to fill out a consent form and a HIPAA form. The consent form includes important information about the study that will help you make an informed decision about your participation. The HIPAA form is to allow your healthcare provider to share your records with us in order to round-out your health information.

When participants complete a questionnaire, either for themselves or their underage child, and sign the privacy documents, they will be credited $15 towards an e-gift card.

Step 3

Attend a Health Visit

Each participant takes part in this visit, including children.

At the health visit our 10KFS Study team will take physical measurements and samples and provide you with a wristband to wear for 7 days.

What type of information is collected?
See this link for more information: Health Visit

Each participant (including children) that completes the health visit will be credited an additional $15 towards an e-gift card. 

Step 4

Return Environmental Tests

Each participant and household take part of this tests.

Each participant is given a wristband to wear for 7 days to test for environmental exposures, and each household will receive a kit to test for radon at home.

See below e-gift card compensation for at-home tests.

Step 5

Periodic Check-In

Periodic check-in (every 2 yrs, and 5 yrs)

  • Questionnaire update every 2 years
  • Health visits every 5 years

In the meantime, everyone is encouraged to keep us updated on their contact information so they don’t miss important information from our Study!

Step 6


10KFS awards e-gift cards to participants

  • $30 e-gift card - Awarded after you complete your health visit
    ($15 for the questionnaire+$15 for the health visit).
  • $5 e-gift card - after returning your wristband
  • $5 e-gift card - for sending-in your household radon test (One per household only)


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