OFFICE OF HEALTH EQUITY INVITES ERIE COUNTY RESIDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN SURVEY
The answers will inform the department’s work to address health disparities; respondents who qualify for the $100 gift card drawing
ERIE COUNTY, NY— The Erie County Department of Health’s (ECDOH) Office of Health Equity has conducted a Health and Wellness Survey for Erie County residents. The answers will inform the work of this office as it compiles a needs assessment report and develops pilot models and programs to improve health disparities.
The survey aims to gather responses from all Erie County residents, particularly those represented in the local law that established the Office of Health Equity in 2021. This includes, but is not limited to, residents who identify as racial or ethnic minorities or people of color; residents who identify as LGTBQ; residents whose members have been subject to prejudice based on race, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, sexual orientation or gender expression and identity. This further includes rural residents who experience health disparities based on access to health care and the effects of poverty.
“In public health, we generally have access to data that is already several years old.” said Office of Health Equity Director Kelly Wofford. “This survey is a method to gather more current information from Erie County residents about their lives and health behaviors.”
She continued, “Our staff will directly contact the communities highlighted in the local law that established our office. We are particularly interested in people who are most affected by poor health outcomes and health inequalities.”
The survey may take about 10 minutes to complete https://bit.ly/eriecountysurvey. Using a web browser, the survey is available in about 100 languages. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to select a language. The survey is available in paper and large print. To request a copy, please call (716) 858-2152 and leave a message with your name, address and telephone number; or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants who complete the survey will be eligible for a drawing for a $100 gift card. Recipients will be selected after the survey closes on December 31, 2022.
Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH), Office of Health Equity: www.erie.gov/health-equity
ECDOH Health and Wellbeing Survey: https://bit.ly/eriecountysurvey