MOur Women’s and Children’s Health Team is working on the 5-year Needs Assessment for the Maternal and Child Health Title V Block Grant.  The needs assessment helps us tailor how we spend the federal funding to improve the health and well-being of Arizona’s women, children, and adolescents.

You can help narrow down the 10 health priorities by taking the online survey.  We’ll use the data from the survey to focus our public health programs for women’s and children’s health based on the needs of the people who are the most affected.  It’s also a chance for the community to give us feedback on what we are doing well and where we can use some improvement.

The survey is for everyone:  partners, moms, dads, grandmothers, neighbors…anyone living in Arizona who is interested in maternal and child health.  So far more than 600 people from around the state have completed the survey.  If you want to fill out the short, 10 minute survey, or if you know someone who should take it, please do it by the end of the month.  The survey closes at 5 p.m. on November 30…so you still have time to have your voice heard.  After we compile the data from the survey, we’ll present the priorities to the community.

This is a great opportunity to have your voice heard and to help us set priorities that will be of the greatest help to the women and children of Arizona.  To learn more about the survey, you can watch this short video blog or visit the Bureau of Women’s and Children’s Health online.