Community Health

The purpose of this Community Themes and Strengths Survey is to identify the strengths within the community (including any tools and resources already available) and opportunities for improving community health.  This survey will take 5-10 minutes to complete.

* 1. Zip code where you live

* 2. Sex

* 3. Ethnic group you most identify with

* 4. Age

* 5. How do you pay for your health care? (Check all that apply)

* 6. Education

* 7. Have you or anyone in your household experienced any of the following health issues? (Check all that apply)

* 8. Please mark your response to the following questions. (N/A = Not Applicable)

  Yes No N/A Unsure
In the past year have you gone without health care because you could not pay for it?
Do you regularly visit a physician for checkups?
Do you visit the dentist at least once a year?
Do your children visit the dentist at least once a year?
Are you the primary care giver of your grandchildren?
Are you the primary care giver of a senior adult?
In your opinion, is underage drinking a problem in Garland?
In your opinion, is illegal drug use a problem in Garland?
In your opinion, is prescription drug abuse a problem in Garland?
Do you agree that secondhand smoke is harmful to health?
Are you aware of the harmful effects of third hand smoke?
Are you concerned about the number of overweight children in Garland?
Are you concerned about the economic impact of obesity?
Do you look for opportunities to be physically active?
Have you prepared a Family Disaster Plan (for natural or man made disasters)?
Do you feel the City of Garland is prepared in the event of a disaster?

* 9. Are you satisfied with the following in Garland?

  Yes No Not Aware N/A
Quality of life in our community
Health care system in our community
Teenage pregnancy prevention/sex education
Access to immunizations
Parks/Sport facilities/Recreational facilities
Adult caregiver support
Community programs/activities for teens

* 10. Which City of Garland facilities do you use/visit at least twice a year?

* 11. In your opinion:

  Yes No
Is the Garland community a good place to raise children?
Is the Garland community a good place to grow old?
Is the Garland community a safe place to live?
Do you agree that all Garland residents-individually and collectively-can make the Garland community a better place to live?

* 12. Are you satisfied with the opportunity to live an active, healthy lifestyle in Garland?

* 13. From what sources do you receive most of your information?

* 14. What do you think are the 5 most important health risks in the Garland community? (Please check only 5)

* 15. What do you feel are the three most important characteristics of a healthy community?

* 16. What are some assets in your community that support improved health?

* 17. What would you like to see in our community in 5-10 years?

* 18. If you have any comments, suggestions or concerns regarding any item on this survey, please provide us with that information below.

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