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Sullivan residents asked to take health survey

August 21, 2013

If you are a Sullivan County resident, you are being called on to help improve the health of the community.

Sullivan County Public Health Services is conducting a survey to determine health status and needs of county residents. As of August 15, surveys were made available online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NRW3GSR, or by going to the county website www.co.sullivan.ny.us, clicking on “Departments,” and “Public Health Services.” The questions are designed to define the strengths and resources that make Sullivan County a healthy place to live, and areas of opportunities for community health improvement. The survey is completely anonymous and confidential. The survey is intended for adults age 18 and older.

Nancy McGraw, Public Health Director said, “Obtaining information directly from residents ensures we have representation from the whole community and helps us pinpoint where to direct limited resources to improve community health and measure our existing efforts through collaboration.”

Sullivan County Public Health Services and Holleran Consulting, Inc. are conducting the survey as part of a 2013-2017 Community Health Assessment. Other components of the assessment will include focus groups and health statistic analysis. The local health department, Catskill Regional Medical Center and the Sullivan County Rural Health Network, comprising over 20 health and human service organizations, are partnering to conduct the assessment.