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Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Survey
About the Survey
The Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Survey, also referred to as the Community Health Assessment (CHA) Survey, is a comprehensive data collection effort to identify the strengths, challenges, and opportunities to address and improve public health. Every three years, Maricopa County Public Health, in collaboration with community organizations, municipalities, and healthcare partners, conducts a survey to develop a deeper understanding from residents about issues related to quality of life, availability of essential services, physical and physical and mental health, and more. The information gathered from the survey facilitates planning and guides the work toward making Maricopa County a healthier place for all.
The survey is open to Maricopa County residents ages 12 and up. Minors ages 12-17 must have parent/guardian verbal or written approval to take the survey.
Please note that residents are considered individuals that live in Maricopa County at least 6 months out of the year (e.g. college students, snowbirds).
Yes, information collected in this survey will be kept confidential and used only in combination with others participating in the survey. No personal identifying information, like name, date of birth, or phone number, will be collected. Your answers cannot be traced back to you.
Demographic questions such as your zip code, age, and race/ethnicity helps us identify how issues may affect some groups of people more than others and informs us where interventions and resources are most needed. In previous surveys, an increase in survey responses allowed us to divide up responses based on zip codes into five regions across the county. With the size of Maricopa County, this regional approach allows for resources to be focused on more localized community issues.
It is recommended that unsheltered/unhoused people use the zip code of the place they stay in most often. If they travel around the county often or don’t know the zip code where they stay, they may use the zip code of the place where they are filling out the survey.
Your survey responses will be used to help guide future community health improvement planning and funding efforts. In the past, survey findings have been used to share data with major hospitals and healthcare providers to inform healthcare delivery and direct funding to local organizations to address top health needs in the community. Read more about previous survey efforts here.
Results will be available to the public as well as cities and community-based organizations for their own planning and action purposes on our website at maricopahealthmatters.org. We anticipate survey results being available later this year.
Take the Survey
What does health look like in your community? Does your community have the resources for everyone to live a healthy life? Take the survey and tell us about it!
This survey is open to Maricopa County residents ages 12 and up and takes about 15 minutes to complete. The survey will be open from March 1 - May 31, 2023.
Information collected in this survey will be kept confidential and used only in combination with others participating in the survey. No personal identifying information will be collected.
The survey is currently available English, Spanish, French Français, Thai ไทย, Swahili Kiswahili, Burmese ဗမာ, Kinyarwanda, Korean 한국어, Vietnamese Tiếng Việt, and Lao ລາວ. We will be offering the survey in the following languages and format soon:
- Arabic عربي
- Chinese 中文
SURVEY TIP: For alternative languages, click on the globe icon in the top right hand corner of the survey page (as shown below) for a drop down menu:
To avoid formatting and display issues, please note that it is recommended to use browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Edge.
If you have questions about the survey or need it provided in an alternative language or format, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Share the Survey
We'd love your help sharing this survey with others, such as co-workers, friends, and neighbors! The more people we hear from, the better picture we get of our community's health.
Click here Headline for our communications toolkit which includes flyers, social graphics, and email templates you can use to share the survey.
Become a CHNA Champion!
Partners, we need your help to ensure the survey reaches your community and the populations you serve. Here's how else you can get involved and become a CHNA Champion!
- Sign-up to receive emails with the latest CHNA news and updates.
- Complete the events form to share with us any upcoming community events from now through May 2023 at your organization or other local organizations that we can participate in to promote the survey.
- Use the events calendar to stay informed about community events throughout Maricopa County where the survey will be promoted and where residents can take it.
Are you a volunteer supporting CHNA Survey collection efforts? Watch our best practices video to prepare. To access other helpful resources, including a FAQ form, please click here.