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Garfield County Public Health survey solicits rural needs and wants

Residents can vote to elevate the most important health issues affecting the region

May 23, 2022

Garfield County Public Health (GCPH) is seeking feedback on the issues impacting people living in Garfield County.

Every five years, local public health agencies set priorities for community health assessments and utilize input from the public to help guide the process. The public is invited to vote for the issues that matter most either through an online survey or by attending an in-person focus group.

The data collected will be used to identify health-related strengths and opportunities that will become part of the 2023 – 2028 Garfield County Public Health improvement plan.

“A lot of health-related data is state-level or aggregate information. Surveys like this allow us to hear firsthand from our community members on what is really impacting them,” said Amanda Havens, Garfield County Public Health planner. “Being in a rural county, we can’t rely exclusively on regional, state, or national data to truly reflect our rural needs and wants. What matters to someone living in Silt may be different than for someone who lives in Denver. The responses we get will help guide future local public health decisions.”

Take the survey: Take the online community health assessment.

Attend a focus group: Walk-in or register for a focus group near you. All focus group events are from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. and will be held in English and Spanish.
June 14 – Glenwood Springs Branch Library
June 20 – New Castle Branch Library
June 21 – Silt Branch Library
July 11 – Rifle Branch Library
July 18 – Carbondale Third Street Center
July 26 – Parachute Library

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