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Kent County residents encouraged to participate in health needs assessment

Kent County Health Department

All — Every three years, the Kent County Health Department conducts a community health needs assessment to help communities, organizations, and local health systems identify major health challenges residents are facing. 

The input will help determine top health priorities that the health department, hospitals, and community-based organizations will address over the next three years. 

The 10-minute survey, also available in Spanish, is open until Oct. 31 and includes questions about individuals, opinions, and experiences related to general health and well-being. Some questions require only one answer, and other questions allow you to select multiple answers.

“The purpose of this survey is to hear directly from residents about what impacts health where they live and what their community needs to be a healthier place,” according to the Kent County Health Department website. “We hope to hear from as many people as possible, especially people who face health challenges or inequities because we want to ensure their voices are not only included, but central to the community input we receive.”

The survey will not ask for your name, and no address will be recorded, so the answers are completely anonymous. Results from this survey will be summarized and included in the 2023 Community Health Needs Assessment report, which will be publicly available in Spring 2024 on the Kent County Health Department’s website and through participating community organizations.

Community partners can encourage residents to participate by posting the survey on their social media accounts, handing out flyers, and adding the survey information to any newsletters, emails and more.

If you have any questions about the survey, you may contact the Johnson Center at (616) 331-7585.

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