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The Center for Health Equity Research has a wealth of data from its research and evaluation projects, and some of these data may be accessed by researchers students, and community-based organizations by completing the request below.


Access data or learn about some of the CHER datasets:

In 2013, 2015, and 2018 residents engaged in BHC Long Beach, either directly or with a partner organization participate in this important survey.

Click HERE to explore selected BHCLB Resident Power Survey results.

The PPPOWER 2 Baseline assessment includes approximately 700 question items along with metadata, calculated scores and related information. It has been completed by approximately 192 young Black men and includes the following sections:

  • Tobacco/Marijuana Modality Inventory
  • Assist-M and Marijuana Use Profile
  • Tobacco Use Profile
  • AUDIT and Alcohol Use Profile
  • ASSIST-O and Other Substances use profile
  • Lifetime Sexual History
  • Current Sexual Context
  • Last Sexual Encounter
  • Sexual Behaviors and Substances Use
  • Safer Sex Behavior Questionnaire (SSBQ) asked for both 'Main' and 'Other' Partners
  • Sexual risk behavior assessment
  • COVID-19 experiences and outcomes
  • Civil Justices Protests experiences and outcomes
  • PrEP and PEP experiences and outcomes
  • Healthcare access and utilization
  • Cannabis Expectancy Questionnaire for Men who have Sex with Men(CEQ-MSM)
  • Cannabis Refusal Self-Efficacy Questionnaire CRESQ)
  • Perceived Smoking Susceptibility Scale (PSmSS)
  • Brief mental health history
  • Perceived Stress Scale (PSS)
  • CES-D10 Depression Scale
  • Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents (SASA)
  • Perceived discrimination scales
  • Sensation Seeking Personality Traits using the Brief Sensation Seeking Scale (BSSS)
  • Demographic Information Including Ethos Typology to Assess homelessness

Items are drawn from the following sources. Note that some instruments have been adapted or abbreviated for use in this project.

Tobacco and Marijuana Modality Inventory

Publisher: N/A

Summary: 36 Items detailing previous modes of use for tobacco and nicotine (cigarette, cigar, vape, etc.)

National Minority SA/HIV Prevention Initiative-Adult Questionnaire Rev.2016

OMB No.: 0930-0298

Developed to address program needs and reporting requirements for Minority AIDS Initiative grantees

Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test Version 3 - Cannabis Scale

Assesses symptoms of problem marijuana use

Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test Version 3 - Other Drug Scale

Assesses symptoms of problem use of drugs other than alcohol or marijuana

The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test

Assesses symptoms of problem alcohol use

Substance Use Profile


Quantitative assessment of marijuana, tobacco, Alcohol, and other drug use history

Lifetime Sexual History, Current Sexual Context, Last Sexual Encounter, &

Sexual Behaviors and Substances Use


Items developed by CHER to describe recent and lifetime sexual behavior

Cannabis Expectancy Questionnaire for Men who have Sex with Men

Mullens AB; Young RM; Dunne M; Norton G. The Cannabis Expectancy Questionnaire for Men who have Sex with Men (CEQ-MSM): a measure of substance-related beliefs. Addictive Behaviors 2010;35(6):616-19.

Administered to men who reported marijuana use in the past 30 days.

Cannabis Refusal Self-Efficacy Questionnaire (Young, 2012)

All respondents

Susceptibility to Smoking

4 item perception scale. Administered to all respondents

Brief report of mental health diagnosis/treatment

4 items

Perceived Stress Scale

10 items

Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale

Björgvinsson, T., Kertz, S.J., Bigda-Peyton, J.S., McCoy, K.L., Aderka, I.M. (2013). Psychometric properties of the CES-D-10 in a psychiatric sample. Assessment, 20, 429-436.

Miller, W.C., Anton, H.A., Townson, A. F. (2008). Measurement properties of the CESD scale among individuals with spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord, 46, 287-292.

Radloff, L. S. (1977). CES-D scale: A self report depression scale for research in the general populations. Applied Psychological Measurement,1, 385-401.

The Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (Zimmet, 1988)


Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents

Myers MG, Stein MB, Aarons GA. Cross validation of the Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents in a high school sample. J Anxiety Disord. 2002;16(2):221-32. doi: 10.1016/s0887-6185(02)00098-1. PMID: 12194546.

Three subscales used, Fear of Negative Evaluation-6 items, Novel Social Situation Fears-4 items, and General Social Situation Fears- 3 items

Everyday Discrimination Scale

Williams, D.R., Yu, Y., Jackson, J.S., and Anderson, N.B. "Racial Differences in Physical and Mental Health: Socioeconomic Status, Stress, and Discrimination." Journal of Health Psychology. 1997; 2(3):335-351

10-item scale measuring experiences and sources of discrimination

Brief Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale Revised

Carleton RN, McCreary DR, Norton PJ, Asmundson GJ. Brief fear of negative evaluation scale-revised. Depress Anxiety. 2006;23(5):297-303. doi: 10.1002/da.20142. PMID: 16688736.

6 items selected and adapted

Single Item Racial Discrimination measure

Single item addressing response to experiences of discrimination

Brief Sensation Seeking Scale (Hoyle, 2002)

4-item assessment of sensation-seeking personality trait

Ethos Typology to assess homelessness

5-item assessment of recent experiences of homelessness

Experiences related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Experiences related to 2020-21 civil justice protests and unrest

PrEP and PEP experiences and outcomes

Health Information National Trends Survey (Tobacco Use section)

(HINTS 4 cycle 4?)

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