The Tompkins County Health Department is urging residents to participate in a community health survey

Ithaca, NY – What makes a healthy community? The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) wants to know what you think about health in our community so we can develop the next plan to improve the health of our community. To that end, TCHD, along with Cayuga Health System (CHS) and other local partners, launched a community health survey that is open to any Tompkins County resident age 18 and older. Assess the health of your community by taking the survey online at: The public health survey will be open throughout July. Anyone who completes the survey can be entered into a drawing to win a $20 gift card (county employees are not eligible). The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and is completely anonymous. Gift card drawing registration is not linked to survey responses.

TCHD conducted its first community health survey in March 2019 and received over 1,000 completed surveys. The results of the study were included in both the Community Health Assessment (CHA) and the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), which were completed this year. These reports are available on the TCHD website at:

“We’re asking all Tompkins County residents to weigh in on what they think makes a healthy community,” said Frank Krupa, Tompkins County Public Health Director. “Your responses will help us identify where there are unmet needs to improve both the physical and mental health of our community. We want to learn what is missing and potentially holding people back from achieving their optimal health, and the best way to do that is to simply ask.”

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