UP health surveys arrive in households this week | WJMN



HANCOCK, Mich. (WJMN) – Almost 24,000 randomly selected households will be mailed a survey as part of a community health needs assessment.

The assessment is sponsored by 32 regional health partners which include local health departments, hospitals, clinics, behavioral health agencies and health foundations.

“The purpose of this survey, which takes about 10 minutes to complete, is to produce a
an accurate overview of the health of residents of the Upper Peninsula and to learn more about the
needs of the community, ”said Kate Beer, health officer for the Western UP Health Department. “By
by completing the survey you can help us plan for the future and provide much needed services and services
funding to meet the health challenges of your community.

The survey will be delivered in a clear plastic envelope with a cover letter and yellow survey booklet visible. Topics of the survey include health insurance coverage; access to primary care and dental, mental health and addiction treatment services; eating and exercise habits; consumption of alcohol, tobacco and drugs; chronic diseases such as diabetes and cancer; and the use of preventive services, including flu shots and mammograms. Responses are anonymous and results will be published for entire counties only, not for individuals. Participants can complete the paper survey and return it in the provided response envelope or they can complete the survey online.

The results will be used with other data to produce a comprehensive report on community health needs. The report will be widely available by December 2021.

Each household that completes the survey by August 26 will be entered to win a raffle for one of 28 $ 50 grocery gift cards.



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