Welcome to the Community Health Survey sponsored by Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department (ELVPHD). The ten essential public health services provide the framework for Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department in the services that they conduct and the activities in which they participate. The goals of public health are to make an everyday-difference in Burt, Cuming, Stanton and Madison Counties by striving to:

• Prevent the spread of disease,

• Protect against environmental hazards,

• Prevent injuries,

• Promote and encourage healthy behaviors,

• Be prepared to respond to disasters through disaster planning, and

• Assure the quality and accessibility of health services.

Your Community Health Survey will be a primary resource for the health department, providing us with information about the health in our communities that is not available from other sources. It will also help us to identify key health needs throughout our four county service area and will be a key resource as we review our programs and plan for the future.

Our thanks to you… The online survey will take about 20 minutes to complete. In appreciation for your time, you may enter a drawing for a $200 grocery gift certificate when you complete the survey. One winner will be awarded in each county. All adults over the age of 18 and residing in Burt, Cuming, Madison and Stanton counties are welcome to take the survey, but only one entry per houshold will be eligible for the drawing. More details are available on the last page of the survey.

Confidentiality. Your individual responses will be treated as confidential by Ionia Research and Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department. The findings will be reported as summaries,with no individual answers identified.

Again, thank you for taking the time to help us with this important project.