COVID-19 Community Impact Survey Released by DPH with Focus on Diverse Residents, Older Adults

The COVID-19 Community Impact Survey (CCIS) – an online survey aimed at collecting data to better understand and identify the social, economic, and health needs and inequities resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic – is now live and ready for you and all of your professional and personal contacts to take.

For this to be a successful effort that will help lead to positive change, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health needs your help disseminating and championing the survey.

How will the findings be used? Findings from this survey will be used to improve DPH’s ability to act – helping address the most critical needs, partnering with communities to support local efforts, and informing state policy with accurate information on what people need now and in the long term. Results will be available to community-based organizations for their own planning and action purposes.

Who should take this survey? Anyone 14 or older who lives in MA can and should take the survey. Even people who have not had COVID-19 can take this survey. We have a particular interest in gathering responses from communities who have been impacted the most, including: people of color, immigrants, individuals who are LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, essential workers, people experiencing housing instability, older adults, and those in geographic areas hardest hit by COVID-19.

What important information should I know? The survey is available in six common languages spoken in MA: English, Chinese (standard and traditional), Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and Vietnamese.

Where may I find additional information? Additional information about the CCIS Initiative may be found in the FAQ document here. If you have questions, please contact covid19survey@mass.gov