EL CENTRO, Calif. – Local community agencies and healthcare providers are urging Imperial County residents to complete the Imperial County Community Survey this month. The results of the survey will assist in identifying concerns that can be addressed through community action and is completely voluntary and confidential. The survey will take about twelve to fifteen minutes to complete and is part of an overall Community Health Assessment (CHA). The results will eventually be used to design a long-term Community Health Improvement Plan. The Steering committee that is administering the survey includes representatives from Imperial County Children & Families First Commission, the Imperial County Public Health Department, Clinicas De Salud Del Pueblo Inc., California Health & Wellness and San Diego State University, Nursing Program, Imperial Valley Campus.
“Community residents are highly encouraged to participate in the local assessment by completing the community survey this month. The results will be very useful in making sure that community leaders and advocates have the data they need to more effectively advocate for health programs, services, policies and funding for community improvement,” stated Dr. Afshan N. Baig, Medical Director, Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo, Inc. The more individuals who complete the survey, the better and more useful the results for long-term planning. The survey is available online in both English and Spanish. In addition, local agencies are making paper copies available to their patrons at their locations.
Currently, the local agencies that have a drop-box available for their patrons include the following:
- Imperial County Children & Families First Commission
- Cancer Resource Center of the Desert
- Area Agency on Aging
- Imperial County Veterans Services
- Clínicas De Salud Del Pueblo, Inc.
- SURE Helpline
- Molina Healthcare
- California Health & Wellness
- Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District
The survey is available to the general public at the Imperial County Public Health Department at 935 Broadway in El Centro during normal business hours. It is also available at the four Imperial County Library Branch locations during normal business hours in Calipatria (105. S. Lake Ave.), Heber (1078 Dogwood Rd.), Holtville (101 E. 6th St.) and Salton City (1209 Van Buren Road, Suite #2.)
The survey is available online via survey monkey on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ImperialCountyCommunitySurvey. Individuals who prefer to complete it in Spanish can do so by going to the following link:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EncuestaComunitariaImp
The last day to complete and submit a survey is Friday August 28th, 2015. The results of the survey will be included in a health improvement document that will be made widely available to the community by the end of the year. Any questions or concerns regarding the Imperial County Community Survey should be addressed to Amy Binggeli-Vallarta, DrPH RD, Planning and Evaluation Specialist, at 442-265-1335 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Kathleen Lang, Executive Director, California Health & Wellness at 760-679-5406 or email at KLang@cahealthwellness.com