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Brookline Department Of Public Health Encourages Residents To Participate In Community Health Equity Survey

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Brookline Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) would like to encourage residents to participate in the Community Health Equity Survey as part of Brookline’s Community Health Assessment (CHA) and Community Health Improvement Planning (CHIP) process.

The Community Health Equity Survey is an opportunity for residents to share their experiences and priorities to help shape the future of our health. The survey will provide the Town of Brookline with valuable local data that will be used to plan programs, initiatives and track change over time.

The survey will be open through early Fall 2023 and residents aged 14 and older are eligible to participate. To take the survey, please visit here.

The Community Health Equity Survey is being conducted by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the results will be used for statewide analyses of health needs.

Brookline DPHHS will use survey results to improve programs, make decisions about funding and resources, and support policies to improve health inequities.

The survey takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes to complete and is available in 11 languages including Arabic, Cape Verdean Creole, Chinese (simplified), Chinese traditional, English, Haitian Creole, Khmer, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

“I would like to encourage all Brookline residents to complete the Community Health Equity Survey,” said Public Health Director Reiss. “We need to hear the voices of all diverse members of the Brookline community in order to do this important work.”

For more information about the Community Health Equity Initiative and the survey, please visit Community Health Equity Initiative | Mass.gov.

Brookline Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan The final community Health Assessment is expected to be released in Spring 2024, with the Community Health Improvement Plan following in late 2024. These reports will provide the Department of Public Health and other key stakeholders with strategic initiatives to foster equitable health outcomes in Brookline.

Residents can stay up to date on the Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan by visiting the Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan website here.