Kristin Prelipp, Communications Manger and Public Information Officer
Phone: (919) 245-2462
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Volunteers Needed for Community Health Assessment Survey
Hillsborough, NC (April 17, 2019) – Every four years Healthy Carolinians of Orange County and the Orange County Health Department conducts a community health assessment (CHA). Regular assessment of Orange County’s health enables public health officials to monitor trends in health status and determine priorities among health issues. The overall goal of the CHA is to address health disparities and identify needs of populations who are most disadvantaged.
In May and June teams of volunteers wearing orange Healthy Carolinians t-shirts will go door-to-door to survey randomly selected census blocks. The survey takes about 30 minutes to complete. Volunteers are needed throughout Orange County to gather community input. Individuals are asked to volunteer for four-hour shifts that will include one hour of just-in-time training and three hours for door-to-door surveying. Individuals are allowed to volunteer for multiple shifts, if their time permits. All volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.
The volunteer sign-up link: https://forms.gle/endYcZD2WiwySSpN6
The full community assessment from the 2015 CHA is available here: http://www.orangecountync.gov/documentcenter/view/965
An executive summary of the 2015 CHA is here: http://www.orangecountync.gov/documentcenter/view/963
For questions about the Community Health Assessment (CHA) or about volunteering, please contact:
Ashley Rawlinson, Healthy Carolinians Coordinator