May 18, 2018

State of Alabama
Press Release: Public Health, Alabama Department of

Lowndes County Community Survey set for May 22-24

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Burnestine Taylor
M.D., (334) 206-5100

Representatives from the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and the local community will be conducting household surveys of residents in Lowndes County from May 22 to May 24 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Surveyors will ask about general household water and sewage practices, household illnesses, and illness prevention practices.

The survey is a collaborative effort between ADPH and local partners. Community assessments are typically conducted to assist public health and environmental health professionals as well as government leaders in determining the health status and basic needs of affected communities. In this scenario, several teams consisting of two or three people will conduct the surveys in person at selected households.

Households will be selected randomly to participate in the survey. All surveyors will be wearing identification badges and a vest which will designate them as a member of the community assessment team. The teams will be able to provide a phone number for identification verification. The survey should take between 10 and 15 minutes to complete. Participation in this survey is voluntary and the information collected will remain confidential.

Dr. Burnestine Taylor, Medical Officer for Disease Control and Prevention, stated, “We have been working with local partners to better understand the needs in Lowndes County. This household survey will give us a unique opportunity to hear directly from residents so that we can better address any issues and concerns in the community.”

For questions please call the Alabama Department of Public Health at (334) 206-5100.

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