Genesee County residents participate in 7th biennial community health survey


Genesee County residents have the opportunity to voice their opinions on the Flint water crisis by participating in a survey about their own health and the health of their community.

The survey, called the 2015/2016 Speak to Your Health! Community Survey is sponsored by the Genesee County Health Department and a wide variety of partners. This is the seventh time that the survey is being conducted in an ongoing effort to monitor the health of Flint and Genesee County residents.

This time, Genesee County residents have two ways they may participate in the survey: an online survey, available on the mobile-friendly Genesee County Health Department website or a hard copy, sent by mail. The Genesee County Health Department strongly encourages anyone who receives a postcard or a call to participate in the survey.

Those interested in completing the online survey can visit:

Results of the survey are available to all Genesee County residents and can be analyzed by gender, race, age, and across time, and mapped geographically to determine trends by neighborhood, zip code, or county.

Results from the survey can be used for health program planning and evaluation, grant proposals, community education, and policy development. Survey topics include physical and mental health, neighborhood safety, physical activity, nutrition, health care access, cancer, diabetes, sexual health, and smoking.

Results of previous surveys are available at the Speak to Your Health! website.

For more information visit the Genesee County Health Department website.