Niagara Region Public Health (NRPH) encourages residents to complete a COVID-19 community health survey, between now and December 06th. Through this confidential web-based survey, NRPH hopes to:
- gain an understanding of the impact that COVID-19 is having on Niagara residents;
- use that information to help inform ongoing response plans, programs, and services; and
- share key results with external partners and the public.
Evidence from across the globe has demonstrated that health inequities are exacerbated during pandemics. The goal of NRPH is to gain an understanding of barriers and challenges, to improve public health program planning. The intent is for the survey to be the first in a series of community check-ins, to assess current needs, knowledge and understanding of COVID-19, as well as resident behaviours during the eight months since Niagara had its first case of COVID-19 and the Region declared its state of emergency.