Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health and the University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Population Health are conducting a survey to better understand community members’ priorities. We are recruiting people to help us better understand what health issues are important and how well those issues are addressed in Douglas County. Participation involves completing a survey that will take about 15 minutes.  No identifiable information will be collected about you, and the survey is anonymous. In addition to the survey questions about health issues, the survey includes questions about age, gender, educational status, and race and ethnicity.  You can access the survey by clicking Next below.

There are no personal benefits or risks to participating in this study.  Participation is voluntary, and you can stop taking the survey at any time.

If you have any questions, please contact Vicki Collie-Akers (   For questions about the rights of research participants, you may contact the KUMC Institutional Review Board (IRB) at (913) 588-1240 or

In this survey, we would like to ask you about a variety of health issues and your opinions about: (1) how important these issues are, and (2) how satisfied you are with your community’s efforts to deal with them.  
Instructions: In first column, select the number that shows how important each issue is to you. For example, if the issue is very important to you select 4, if it is not important to you select 0.  In the second column, select the number that shows how satisfied you are with your community’s effort to address the issue. For example, if you are satisfied with the community’s effort select 4, if you are not satisfied or unaware of the community’s effort on the issue select 0.