The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) invites the public to take a brief online survey to help assess the health of the community. The survey is available in both English and Spanish at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: community or comunidad) until the week of July 6.
The Community Themes and Strengths survey asks residents to rate local medical and public health services; access to recreational opportunities; how safe they feel; whether child care services are available and affordable; the availability of services for older residents; and other aspects of life in the community. The survey also asks people about health risks and to rank the health issues they believe are most important.
LLCHD Health Director Judy Halstead said the department wants both new and long-term residents of Lincoln and Lancaster County to take the 10-minute survey. She said LLCHD is now going through the process of seeking national accreditation, and a local community health assessment is a required part of that process.
More information on the survey is available by calling Steve Frederick, Manager of LLCHD's Health Data and Evaluation Division, at 402-441-6271.