Health survey to call on Fairfielders
Published 6:42 am, Thursday, May 14, 2015
Fairfeld residents are being asked to cooperate with a health-assessment survey being conducted in conjunction with a statewide collaborative.
The survey is being conducted via phone calls that are part of the town's third Community Health Assessment project being conducted through the statewide 2015 Community Wellbeing Survey. The effort is a "comprehensive telephone survey of quality-of-life issues, such as community vitality, health, economic security and individual happiness," according to a statement from the town's Health Department. "The overall goal of this survey is to help the Health Department to identify and then focus its effort on the health needs of Fairfield."
Residents will be randomly selected for calls over this spring and summer from DataHaven, the nonprofit group leading the data collection, officials said. Those calls will be placed from the "518" area code.
The phone survey should take about 20 minutes, said officials, who are asking the public to cooperate so results can be used by the "Health Department and other Fairfield community organizations to focus on the needs of the community."
Fairfield health officials, beginning in 2012, have conducted a Community Health Assessment, including an online survey as well as in-person interviews and focus groups. Priorities identified, they said, include cardiovascular disease and diabetes, obesity, access to health care and mental health, and substance abuse.
Fairfield is participating in this year's survey as a member of the Primary Care Action Group, a collaboration among hospitals, community health centers, local health departments and organizations in a region that also includes Bridgeport, Easton, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull.
For more information, contact the Health Department at 203-256-3020.