Who is a member?
Our members are the local governments of Massachusetts and their elected and appointed leadership.
The Department of Public Health has launched a statewide online survey to learn more about how COVID-19 has affected the state’s residents and communities.
The COVID-19 Community Impact Survey aims to help state officials better understand and identify the social, economic and health needs, as well as inequities, resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The anonymous survey is open to anyone age 14 and older and is available in a number of languages, including English, Spanish, Portuguese, standard and traditional Chinese, Haitian Creole and Vietnamese.
The DPH seeks responses from a wide range of people, regardless of whether they have contracted the disease. In particular, though, the department wants to hear from those who have been most impacted, including people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, essential workers, people experiencing housing instability, older adults, and residents in geographic areas hardest hit by COVID-19.
Findings from the survey will help officials address the most critical needs and partner with communities to support local efforts, and will help inform state policy. Community-based organizations will be able to use the results for their own planning and action purposes.