Happy? Healthy? Frustrated? Maricopa County Wants Your Input

For 15 years, In&Out Magazine has been the definitive source of “Everything that’s going on” in and out of the community. We thank you, our readers, as well as the businesses that support the magazine through advertising, for that opportunity. But with little going on, and many businesses suspending or canceling their ads during the Covid-19 crisis, we are suspending publication of the magazine and web sites for the month of May. 

Here’s your chance to kvetch formally, folks. Maricopa County is conducting an online, anonymous survey in which you can let officials know how things are going in your community. It asks residents to point out concerns ranging from bullying to lack of good schools, jobs or public transportation.

Among the questions:

  • What are the greatest strengths of your community?
  • What are the biggest barriers to accessing healthcare in your community?
  • Which health conditions have the greatest impact on your community’s overall health and wellness?

The survey is at MaricopaHealthMatters.org now through June 30.

“This is a great opportunity to hear directly from residents about our community strengths and how we should prioritize future health improvement planning efforts,” says Lilliana Cardenas, supervisor for the Office of Community Empowerment in the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. “Every resident of Maricopa County has a valuable perspective, and we want to hear as many of those as possible. Residents from all parts of the population and all areas of Maricopa County should complete the survey to make their voice heard.”

The survey, conducted every three years, “is a key part of a more comprehensive community health review to identify the most important problems that can be addressed through community action,” according to a statement from the county.

Information collected in the survey will be kept confidential and used only in combination with others participating in the survey. No personal identifying information will be collected.

“All community members ages 14 and up from every region of the Valley are encouraged to share their opinions,” the statement said. The survey is available in English and Spanish and takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.

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