DPH Extends COVID-10 Community Impact Survey to 10/30

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced an extension to October 30th of 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.

To further expand its reach, the survey has been translated into four additional languages (Arabic, Cape Verdean Creole, Khmer, and Russian). Please see the translated materials in all 11 languages attached. All translated materials are also available for download here: http://bit.ly/CCIS-Dissemination-Materials

The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative encourages age- and dementia friendly communities and our stakeholder organizations to further disseminate the survey to ensure the voices of older adults are heard.

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.

Mass. DPH has 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.