Bloomfield residents are invited to participate in the Health Department’s Community Health Assessment aimed at promoting community health by accumulating data on public health trends and understanding the needs and barriers of the residents. The survey consists of eight sections: Health Behaviors, Food Access, Tobacco & Substance Use, Health Status, Transportation, Housing, Communication, Community Health and Demographics. The survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. The survey must be completed by January 26th.
“The more information available about public health needs, the better prepared local boards of health and our department are to develop interdisciplinary, collaborative approaches that help us to identify and improve those underlying health needs,” said Bloomfield Health and Human Services Health Officer Mike Fitzpatrick. “Responses to this survey will be used to develop a Community Health Improvement Plan to focus the health services and resources offered in Bloomfield and our contracting community. Answers provided are completely confidential and participants will remain anonymous; IP addresses are not collected and no one is asked to identify themselves by name or organization.”
The survey is a collaboration between the Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services and Montclair State University, Center for Research and Evaluation on Education and Human Services. The survey is available online in English at http://bit.ly/2017Bloomfield and in Spanish at http://bit.ly/2017Bloomfield_Span and in print from the Department of Health and Human Services, located at 1 Municipal Plaza, Office 111, Bloomfield, NJ. The department can be reached by phone at 973-680-4024.