Do you live in Madison County and have a child 5 years old or younger? Madison County Public Health wants to hear from you! The department is seeking residents’ input through a short online survey that will take less than 5 minutes to complete. Click the link to start the survey: https://colgate.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6PEPoHHKbChpqaG. All responses are anonymous.
Through a community health needs assessment and strategic planning process, Public Health has identified dental health as a priority area. Gathering local data from residents will help the department to better understand the dental health needs and create an action plan to meet those needs.
“This survey is for families with children age 5 years and younger because we know the earlier we start, the more opportunity we have to prevent potential problems in both baby teeth and adult teeth,” said Chrystal Johnson, Public Health Educator II with Madison County.
The department is also seeking input from child care centers and early childhood programs, such as Head Start. The goal is to learn about their current dental health education practices and the needs they see among families.
A Colgate University’s Upstate Institute summer fellow is working with Public Health to collect information through the end of July. Therefore, the survey will close on July 20. Please take it while you can. The department plans to gather local data on school-age children next.
Please share this online survey link with any Madison County families you know with children age 5 or younger: https://colgate.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6PEPoHHKbChpqaG. “The more local information we collect, the better able we will be to address the dental health needs and concerns of families,” said Johnson.