WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Health Department this week launched a Community Health Assessment Survey to assess the health and well-being of those who live, work or go to school in Chester County.
The assessment, which is 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 care needs, and guide the development of a plan to improve public health.
“Evaluating population health is more than checking a box,” said Chester County Health Department Director Jeanne Franklin. “This is an opportunity for residents to have their say on what is most important to them. The results of the survey will help us achieve a healthier and more just Chester County,” she added.
The goal of the Chester County Health Department is to focus on issues and initiatives that our communities feel are 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 well-being survey was developed with input from county health department representatives, including nurses, health educators, grant administrators, emergency planners, and environmental specialists.
The survey takes a few minutes to complete. It asks questions about demographics, health behaviors, and issues that affect the overall health of the Chester County population. Hot topics such as climate change and COVID-19 have been added to this year’s survey. Anyone age 15 and older who lives, works or attends school in Chester County is encouraged to complete the survey by November 6, 2022.
The results of the assessment will be shared with the community in 2023.