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Live in Montgomery County? Please Share Thoughts About Your Health


If you are at least 18 years old and live in Montgomery County, the Office of Public Health wants to learn about your experiences, the health issues you care about, and your ideas to make our community healthier. Please share what matters most to you by filling out this confidential and anonymous Montgomery County Community Health Assessment survey.

Information collected through the Community Health Assessment will help create more opportunities for Montgomery County residents to achieve their best health. Results of this survey will be available to the whole community later this summer. More information about the Community Health Assessment is available here.

To learn more, click here to access Montgomery County's Community Health Assessment flyer, and share the following frequently asked questions:

What is a Community Health Assessment?

A Community Health Assessment (CHA) describes a community's health, needs, and the factors that contribute to health. The results paint a picture of the community's health and help show inequalities experienced. It also highlights the strengths and resources, such as libraries, open space, and community organizations.

Why should I participate?

Your voice is important. You can help us better understand the most important health issues facing you and our community. Your responses will help shape our Community Health Improvement Plan and the direction of public health in Montgomery County for years to come.

How long does the survey take?

The Community Health Assessment can take about 15 minutes to get the critical information we need to help improve health outcomes in Montgomery County.

How will this information be used?

The information collected will help us better understand the most important health issues facing our communities and develop a Community Health Improvement Plan prioritizing your needs.

Is this anonymous? Will you share my information?

Responses to the survey are anonymous. Your name and address will not be part of the survey so no responses can be traced to an individual.

When will you have the results? When will the CHA be completed?

Results of the completed CHA will be available in summer 2024. You can check back on this website for updates.

Who chose the questions for the survey?

The Montgomery County Office of Public Health has worked with a steering committee of 15 community partners and representatives from the Montgomery County Planning Commission and Health and Human Services offices to identify health priorities in communities in which they live, work, pray, and play. Concerns like stress, mental health and wellbeing, and the ability to navigate health systems were some of the health priorities identified. Questions were then drawn from community health assessments from other jurisdictions and from national surveys to help us understand our residents' perspectives and experiences in each of these priority areas.

Who do I contact if I have more questions?

Questions can be directed to publichealth@montgomerycountypa.gov or 610-278-5117.

Will I have access to the outcomes/results?

The results of the Community Health Assessment belong to everyone. If you would like to be notified when the results are published, please fill out this form. You can also check back on this website.

Can I share this information?

Yes! Please share the survey link or materials on the website with friends, family, and community members. Anyone 18 years of age or older who lives in Montgomery County is welcome to participate.

Who will see the data that is collected?

The Montgomery County Office of Public Health has contracted with consultants to help us with conducting surveys and focus groups. Individuals from those organizations and select members of the Office of Public Health will be responsible for assembling and analyzing the data.

How are you making sure to reach all populations in the county?

The Montgomery County Office of Public Health has the Community Health Assessment survey and promotional materials such as flyers available in the top 10 languages spoken in the County. Promotional materials and the survey link have been sent to numerous community organizations, shared with more than 13,000 residents who subscribe to the county's newsletter, and are available on our website and in printed form in various locations throughout the county.

Can I get a paper copy of the survey?

Paper surveys are available at your local library and at several other locations. If you are unable to get to one of these locations, please email publichealth@montgomerycountypa.gov.