Residents encouraged to participate
PROVO, UTAH (UPDATED November 16, 2012) -- Utah County is one of the youngest counties in the United States. Utah County Health Department (UCHD) is very interested in protecting the health and well being of our children in the event of a disaster and for this reason we are conducting a survey to determine the level of understanding and readiness of its local families. Utah County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) will conduct and analyze the survey to identify specific preparedness gaps within the community. Information gathered will be used to improve planning and training for responders and to create educational materials for the public to help increase their level of understanding and preparedness.
The UCHD has been surveying schools in the county, but is also reaching out to anyone interested in participating. The survey is available online by going to www.tinyurl.com/uchdsurvey and can be completed in about 10 minutes. The survey has two sections: one for the parent to complete, and one for the parent to complete with their student(s). Survey deadline has been extended to December 15th.
We appreciate everyone's cooperation in helping us better prepare for our children's health and safety during and after emergency events. For more information on personal and family preparedness, please see www.UtahCountyHealth.org and click on "Emergency Preparedness."
The Utah County Health Department is committed to promoting the health of our community by preventing avoidable disease and injury by monitoring the health of our community to assure conditions in which people can be healthy. For information on UCHD programs or services, please visit www.UtahCountyHealth.org or call 801-851-7000. You can also now follow the UCHD at www.pinterest.com/uchd, www.FaceBook.com/uchealth, or www.twitter.com/uchd.