The study questionnaire was designed to be both short and simple to encourage the participation of busy government and tribal officials. Therefore, many questions were limited to multiple choice questions, which forced answers that may not have fully captured the variety of uses of the initiatives at the organization or the varying stages of integration of the initiatives into existing programs. An exhaustive questionnaire would likely have resulted in a much lower response rate. A second limitation relates to the selection of the individual responsible for completing the questionnaire on behalf of the respondent organization. While the process of obtaining a designated respondent for each organization (either through the State health director or the sample frame lists) helped to ensure that the most appropriate person answered the questionnaire, the degree to which respondents were familiar with their organization’s use of the initiatives cannot be verified. Finally, no follow-up was made to respondents to verify reported or missing information.
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