The Sarphati Cohort started at two Parent and Child Teams in October 2018: Klein Gooioord and Tijl Uilenspiegel! In this setting, parents got to know the Sarphati Cohort team members, who explained this new, large-scale study. This approach is taking place in phases throughout Amsterdam.
The Sarphati App is mentioned during the explanation. This app, available in 6 languages, was developed to inform parents about the Sarphati Cohort by means of video as well as text. The app makes it quick and easy for parents to give consent to take part in the study.
The Sarphati App
During the app’s development, Amsterdam parents helped create the app including an animation video. This cooperation has resulted in the Sarphati Cohort now having a means of communication that meets parental expectations as far as possible. It’s easy for all Amsterdam parents to use the app and the explanation is written in an easy to understand style.
Sarphati Cohort look
The Sarphati Cohort is also visible at the Parent and Child Team locations, with Sarphati decorative cushions, posters and colouring pages in the waiting room. Parents can also read all information here, in special information leaflets.
As a parent, you’ll probably also get to know GGD professionals who, as Sarphati team members, are available in the waiting room to answer all your questions. We’d be delighted to tell you all about the Sarphati Cohort and the Sarphati App in person. If you need help with registering, please don’t hesitate to speak to a Sarphati team member or ask at the reception. We’re here for all Amsterdam parents!
Until the end of 2019, the Sarphati Cohort will be rolled out in phases across all Parent and Child Team locations and SAG, which is also involved with child health services.