Door-to-door survey to learn personal needs of Flint residents

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Door-to-Door Survey to Learn Personal Needs of Flint Residents
Friday, September 20 through Sunday, September 22, 2019

FLINT, Mich. – This weekend, the Flint Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCAST) team will conduct a citywide survey to learn about the personal needs of Flint residents, Friday, September 20th through Sunday, September 22nd from 1:30 pm – 7 pm daily.

This survey offers a unique opportunity for citizens to provide anonymous feedback about their public health needs.

“We first conducted this survey in Flint in 2016 to understand residents’ needs related to behavioral health, physical health, and water-related resources,” said Rodlescia Sneed, PhD, assistant professor, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Division of Public Health. “Now, three years later, we want to know if those needs are being met. We want to ask community members directly so that we can identify solutions and resources to address our local health and well-being concerns.”

The survey lasts about 20 minutes at randomly selected households, and data collectors will be wearing neon yellow vests with identification.

Data collected from the survey will be used to help inform the city of Flint and Flint ReCAST so they can better address the public health and emergency preparedness needs for all citizens of the community. The survey will not collect any personal information – no names, addresses, or personally identifiable information.

It is voluntary, and participants can refuse to answer any question.

Additional information about Flint ReCAST can be found at www.flintrecast.com

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About Flint ReCAST
The Flint ReCAST Program is designed to promote resilience in the Flint community by supporting youth and families, mitigating the impact of trauma, reducing behavioral health disparities and increasing the opportunities and training for Flint youth through strong community engagement strategies. Funding is provided by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services.

Jill Vondrasek, MBA

Communications Manager, Public Health

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

200 East 1st Street, Room #324, Flint, MI 48502

P: 810-600-9185 | vondras4@msu.edu

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