03 Mar Chatham County Health Department Surveyors
Chatham County Public Health Department to Conduct Community Health Survey March 12-15
To identify and respond to the health needs of residents, the Chatham County Public Health Department is partnering with a number of local organizations, including Chatham Hospital, Partnership for Children, Hispanic Liaison, FVRC, Council on Aging, and many others, to conduct a Community Health Assessment. The assessment will include a health opinion survey of approximately 210 residents across the county. Between March 12th and March 15th (10:00am to 6:00PM each day), surveyors will be conducting randomly selected door-to-door surveys to get resident’s opinions on the most pressing health needs in the community. Survey participants will be asked questions on a variety of community health topics, including nutrition, chronic disease, and access to health care.
Since only a little over 200 county residents will be seleted for this county survey, it is unlikely that many Ferringtonians will be visited by a vounteer from this project; however, in case you are visited, please note that the individuals conducting the survey will from different groups and organizations and they will not be dressed alike nor will their badges be a standard such as size, color, etc. The individuals presenting the survey have been instructed by the Health Department to identify themselves and follow a specific protocol. If you encounter these individuals treat them in the same way you would treat any other stranger that comes to your home, ask for ID, participate in survey if you like, and do not let them in your home (they have been advised not to enter anyone’s home). For more information on the Community Health Assessment, contact Mike Zelek at Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.chathamnc.org/reports.