2016 Erie County Health Survey - Media Release
HEALTH SURVEY TO BE CONDUCTED IN ERIE COUNTY
The Erie County Health Survey is scheduled to begin within the next month and will be conducted through cell and landline phone interviews. The survey will continue through spring of 2017.
The Erie County Health Survey is a local version of the CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey. BRFSS is a health survey that examines behavioral risk factors at the national, state, and local levels across the United States. BRFSS is the largest continuously conducted health survey system throughout the United States. The Erie County Health Survey will examine the health of Erie County adults to help public health providers identify, design, and implement specific health promotion activities based on the needs identified.
The survey will be conducted by the University of Pittsburgh on behalf of the Erie County Department of Health. The call will show the University of Pittsburgh on caller ID as well as the number 412-624-4444. Questions asked include seat belt use, cancer screenings, doctor visits, flu shots, and smoking. No personal information will be collected.
The Erie County Department of Health would like to encourage individuals to participate in this survey to help provide an accurate picture of the health of the community. At the end of data collection, a report will be created to provide an overview of the general health and well-being of adults in Erie County.
If you receive this call and would like to confirm that it is legitimate, you may contact the Erie County Department of Health at 814-451-6700.
This project is made possible by a grant from the Erie Community Foundation. Additional funding was provided by the Community Health Network, Corry Memorial Hospital, LECOM Millcreek Community Hospital, St. Vincent Hospital, UPMC Hamot, and the United Way of Erie County.