WCDPHE launches 2022 Community Health Survey
Published on May 09, 2022
Weld County, Colorado — The Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment (WCDPHE) this week is launching its 2022 Community Health Survey and encouraging recipients to participate if they receive a survey invitation in the mail. Every three years WCDPHE invites residents to fill out this population health survey, whose results are used to help local health and human service organizations do a better job providing services and improving the health of residents.
This year’s survey is important for the county and its community partners to better understand how issues like housing affordability and access to mental health services have affected the health of residents. The county has experienced rapid population growth in recent years, and the number of people randomly selected to participate in the survey likewise grew to nearly 17,000 (from 10,000 in 2019), in an effort to maintain a representative sample of the population.
“This survey is our best tool for understanding the health concerns and needs of Weld County residents,” said Cindy Kronauge, MPH, PhD, WCDPHE Senior Data Analyst, who has led the county’s efforts to collect population-level health data since the survey first launched in 2007. “We really cannot do this without the generous help of residents. We encourage everyone who receives an invitation to please participate.”
Key findings from the previous (2019) Community Health Survey include:
- 3 out of 10 adult residents reported currently experiencing depression, anxiety, or some other mental health problem.
- About 1 in 3 low-income residents reported having unstable housing.
- More than 50% of adult residents have one or more health conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and asthma.
- The county’s uninsured rate was the lowest it has ever been at 6.5%.
For more information about the current survey, as well as past surveys, go to the Data & Reports webpage.