Calls for 2019 Community Health Survey Begin Wednesday

Adult residents of Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties are asked to share thoughts, experiences, and impressions regarding local health care

WATERTOWN — The Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization, in partnership with the North Country Health Compass Partners, will soon be making calls to community members for its 2019 Community Health Survey.

Completed on an annual basis, the survey asks local adults about their thoughts and experiences with health care. Responses are kept anonymous and are used to assess the effectiveness of local programs, identify specific health needs in the community, and create plans to address these needs.

The telephone survey will be completed on Wednesday, May 22 and Thursday, May 23 using phone numbers that have been randomly selected from a group of active phone numbers within Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.

FDRHPO’s goal is to have at least 1,500 adults complete the survey — roughly 500 from each county.

For more information about the survey, email [email protected]g. Data from past Community Health Surveys can be found at www.ncnyhealthcompass.org.

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About the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization

FDRHPO works to strengthen the system for health for the integrated Fort Drum and civilian community through analysis, identification of needs and leveraging of resources to fill gaps through innovation and collaboration. For more about FDRHPO, visit www.fdrhpo.org.

About the North Country Health Compass Partners

The North Country Health Compass Partners is a collaborative of local hospitals, public health agencies, behavioral healthcare providers, prevention councils, and community-based organizations that meets monthly to discuss and review the community’s population health priorities. It also serves as the steering committee for www.ncnyhealthcompass.org, a regional health data website, maintained by FDRHPO, that contains interactive charts, graphs, and dashboards for all the region’s population health priority areas.


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