Public invited to take Community Status Assessment survey starting May 15

The Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) invites Clark County residents to have a say in improving the community’s health by taking a survey for the Community Status Assessment (CSA), a component of the Community Health Assessment (CHA) process. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and will be available starting Wednesday, May 15, at https://unlv.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_023TuQyXRM4Ae5o?Q_CHL=qr. Information gathered through the survey will not be tied to any individual person.

Conducted every three to five years, the survey is a joint project with the Nevada Institute for Children’s Research and Policy. It aims to assess the current health status of residents while identifying barriers to care and other relevant demographic and social issues. The survey contains 36 questions, covering topics including demographics, health behaviors, and perceptions about public health.

The survey will collect data for the CSA as part of the CHA process, which provides an overview of health information and helps identify populations that may be at increased risk of poor health outcomes. The CHA looks at core health indicators such as demographic and socioeconomic status, maternal and child health, infectious diseases, chronic diseases, mental and behavioral health, health care access, environmental health, crime and overall wellness.

The deadline for completing the survey is Thursday, August 15, and SNHD will evaluate the responses to determine priorities for the CHA and lay the groundwork for the upcoming Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) that will begin in October. Together, the CHA and CHIP will guide SNHD and other community organizations to prioritize activities and interventions for the next three to five years.

For more information about the survey, email Amanda Haboush-Deloye at amanda.haboush@unlv.edu. To learn about the CHA process or to get involved, email healthyconnect@snhd.org.

The Southern Nevada Health District serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at www.SNHD.info. Follow the Health District on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.