The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative is pleased to promote the Community Health Equity Survey from the Mass. Department of Public Health (DPH). They survey will help communities improve conditions that impact health, particularly those most impacted by health inequities. The survey was developed in collaboration with community members and partners across Massachusetts, and it reflects what residents want to know about how their communities experience housing, mental health, safety, and other drivers of health. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health and their partners will use CHEI data to allocate funding, improve programming, and develop policies that address health inequities.
The survey will be open from July 31, 2023 through early Fall 2023. Anyone aged 14 and older can take the survey. It takes approximately 15-30 minutes to complete and is available in 11 languages: Arabic, Cape Verdean Creole, Chinese (simplified or traditional), English, Haitian Creole, Khmer, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. The survey will also be available in ASL later this summer.
DPH has developed dissemination materials such as sample emails, Frequently Asked Questions, flyers, a resource list, and more that you can use to help us spread the word. These are available on our website: www.mass.gov/chei.
CHEI was previously known as CCIS, the COVID-19 Community Impact Survey. For more information about CCIS, please visit About the CCIS.