What is a “Community Health Equity Survey“?
The Community Health Equity Survey was developed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in collaboration with community members and partners across the state to help communities improve conditions that impact health, particularly those most impacted by health inequities. The survey reflects what residents want to know about how their communities experience housing, mental health, safety, and other drivers of health. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health and their partners will use survey data to allocate funding, improve programming, and develop policies that address health inequities.
Why is my participation important?
To improve the health of everyone in Massachusetts, we need to center the voices of people and communities who have been long denied an equal chance at health. Your answers can help your community.
Your story can shape our future health. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health will use survey results to improve our programs, make decisions about funding and resources, and support policies to improve health inequities. The results of the survey will be shared with partners across Massachusetts to support the important work they are doing to improve health in their communities.
Do I have to participate?
Your participation in this survey is completely optional. If you choose to participate, your answers are anonymous and cannot be connected back to you.
How long will the survey be open for and who can take it?
The survey will be open from July 31, 2023 through early Fall 2023. Anyone aged 14 and older can take the survey. It takes approximately 15-30 minutes to complete and is available in 11 languages: Arabic, Cape Verdean Creole, Chinese (simplified or traditional), English, Haitian Creole, Khmer, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. The survey will also be available in ASL later this summer.
OK, I’ll fill it out. Where do I go?
Simply click HERE. Or click on the image above.