Chester County Health Department launches health and wellness survey – The Mercury

WEST CHESTER – The Chester County Health Department launched its Community Health Assessment Survey this week to assess the health and well-being of those who live, work or attend school in the county of Chester.

The assessment, conducted every three years, creates an important opportunity to improve the health of Chester County residents. The information gathered will help identify community strengths, prioritize health needs, and guide the development of a community health improvement plan.

“Community health assessment is more than just ticking a box,” said Chester County Health Department Director Jeanne Franklin. “It’s an opportunity for residents to have their voices heard on what matters most to them. The results of the survey will help us create a healthier and fairer Chester County,” she added.

One of the goals of the Chester County Health Department is to focus on issues and initiatives our communities deem important. The evaluation will be used to develop better, more accessible and equitable community health programs and services throughout Chester County.

The Community Health and Wellness Survey was developed with input from county health department officials, including nurses, health educators, grant administrators, emergency preparedness planners, emergency and environmental specialists.

The survey takes minutes to complete and asks questions about demographics, health behaviors and issues that impact the overall health of Chester County communities. Relevant topics, such as climate change and COVID-19, have been added to this year’s survey. Anyone 15 years and older who lives, works or goes to school in Chester County is encouraged to complete the survey by November 6, 2022.

The survey is available in English at bit.ly/HealthyChesco2022. A Spanish version is also available at bit.ly/SaludChesco2022.

The results of the assessment will be shared with the community in 2023.