What could improve your health care? Can everyone in your family get medical care?
By answering these questions, you can contribute to a healthier community! Area residents are invited to participate in a Pioneer Valley health survey through
The survey takes less than 15 minutes to complete, is available in English and Spanish, and participants are eligible to win prizes, such as an iPad Mini or Big Y gift cards.
To take the survey, in either English or Spanish, visit www.cooley-dickinson.org or click here for the English version, and here for the Spanish version.
Why a health survey?
As Cooley Dickinson leads the transformation of our local health care system toward one focused on wellness and prevention, it is important that we understand what leads to good health or illness.
For example, we all know that smoking contributes to poor health, such as cancer and heart disease. Our health assessment project will help identify which communities or populations are most at risk so that we can plan ways to help people reduce smoking.
Who is the survey sponsor?
Cooley Dickinson joins Baystate Franklin, Baystate Mary Lane, Baystate Medical Center, Holyoke Medical Center, Mercy Medical Center/Providence Behavioral Health Hospital, and Wing Memorial Hospital to conduct the community health survey. The survey includes questions about health care services, community health conditions, and physical activity.
What will happen with the survey data?
Once the data is compiled, the participating hospitals will use the information to help their communities better understand local health behaviors and concerns, and to make plans to create healthier communities. To supplement the survey, Cooley Dickinson will also study health data and trends and interview local residents in person about their opinions and ideas.