Submitted by San Juan County Health and Community Services
San Juan County Health & Community Services wants to hear from as many people as possible in the Community Health Survey. We are sending a postcard to all San Juan County residents inviting everyone to make their voice heard. The postcards are set to go out this week, so keep an eye out for them in those mailboxes!
The survey is anonymous and only takes eight to ten minutes to complete. There are questions about quality of life, access to health care, how people access health-related information, and what are some of the barriers to good health in the county. The more people that are heard from, the more complete the picture will be of how San Juan County residents are doing. The survey will be open until mid-November 2023.
The postcard will have a QR code to scan, which will take participants to the survey’s landing page on San Juan County Engage. It will also have the survey website link for those who do not have a smartphone. The survey is available in English and Spanish. Both versions are available online. For residents who do not have access to the internet or would like to take the survey over the phone, call the HCS front office at 360-378-4474 for assistance.
The survey results will be compiled and analyzed along with other data about the community. The results of the surveys will be published as a final report and will be available to the community in early 2024. HCS staff will work closely with Health and Community Services partners around the islands to use the findings to create a Community Health Improvement Plan. The Community Health Improvement Plan will identify areas of improvement and set a path toward creating a healthier community for all in San Juan County.
Keep up with the survey and Community Health Assessment project by following along on the Engage platform. Updates will be posted, and islanders can subscribe to be notified through the platform.
For more information visit:
San Juan County Engage, “Community Health Assessment” at https://engage.sanjuancountywa.gov/community-health-assessment
Community Health Survey (English) at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5YZ3CXN
Encuesta de salud communitarian (en español) at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9Z52WB8
Healthy Communities Webpage at https://www.sanjuanco.com/1784/Healthy-Communities
About SJ County’s Dept. of Health & Community Services
San Juan County’s Department of Health & Community Services is responsible for community and environmental health, mental health and substance abuse programs, senior services, affordable housing projects, and more. The department has staff and offices on Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan Islands. For more information about San Juan County’s Department of Health & Community Services, visit www.sanjuanco.com/1777/Health-Community-Services.