Allegheny County Health Department Announces Start of Community Health Survey Period, GASP Participa

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) on Wednesday announced the start of its community health survey. The survey period runs through Oct. 4 and is part of the larger 2020 Community Health Assessment.

A Community Health Assessment, which is conducted every five years, compiles data to best understand health issues and factors affecting the health of Allegheny County residents. In addition to the survey, CHA 2020 will include a series of focus groups and the use of a variety of existing data sources. Here’s what you need to know:

  1. This survey focuses on health equity and will be used to design a new Community Health Improvement Plan, which will outline goals and strategies to improve the health and wellbeing of all Allegheny County residents.

  2. All residents of Allegheny County older than 18 years of age are strongly encouraged to participate.

  3. By taking the survey, individuals are helping ACHD identify the key needs of Allegheny County communities.

Interested? Individuals can complete the survey via this link: http://bit.ly/ACHDchs.

Don’t wish to take the survey online? Paper surveys are available at the following locations:

  1. ACHD’s Administrative Offices, located at 542 Fourth Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh

  2. ACHD’s Immunization Clinic, Tuberculosis Clinic, HIV/STD Clinic, Pediatric Dental Clinics and WIC locations

ACHD has also partnered with local organizations that will help distribute paper versions of the survey starting this week – and GASP is among them.

Other partners include:

  1. Women for a Healthy Environment

  2. Consumer Health Coalition

  3. Mon Valley Providers Council

  4. City of Pittsburgh – Mayor’s Office

  5. United Way 211

  6. Squirrel Hill Health Center

  7. East Liberty Family Health Care Center

  8. Gateway Health

  9. The Building Block of Natrona

  10. Allegheny County Department of Human Services 

The Allegheny County Library Association will be joining the effort on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. They will be providing paper surveys at all 70+ libraries across Allegheny County. To find the closest library to you, visit the Allegheny County Library Association website.

Both the online and paper survey are also being translated into four languages: Spanish, Nepali, Arabic, and Simplified Chinese. The Health Department will post a message on its Facebook page and issue a message via Allegheny Alerts when surveys in additional languages are available. ACHD will also use these mediums throughout the survey period to announce additional partners that join the effort and additional locations that will have paper surveys.

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