Your Voice Matters!

Your Voice Matters!
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with health departments throughout the United States to learn more about your health experiences.

One of the health departments may contact you about taking part in our health survey. The survey runs from June 1 to April 15 every year. If you decide to take part in the survey, you will get a $50 token of appreciation. By taking part in the survey, you will help us improve services in your community.

Only people contacted by the health department can take part in the survey. Contact your health department if you have any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you have my information?
The health department has information about people who have gotten services or lived in one of the areas where the health survey takes place.

Why do you need to ask questions to check my identity?
Keeping your information safe is important to us. We take your privacy very seriously. We always check to make sure you are the person chosen for the survey before we go into detail about the survey. This way, we do not give your private information to others by mistake.

Why should I take part in this health survey?
You are one of only several hundred people chosen to take part in this survey. You cannot be replaced with someone else. Your voice matters. By sharing your unique experiences, you can help us improve services in your community that can then improve the quality of services that you and others will get.

If you take part, you do not have to answer any questions that you do not want to. We will not put your name on the survey; instead, we use a random number. To further protect you, when we share the data, we group everyone’s answers together. That way, no one can find out your information from the data that we share.

What kinds of questions are asked on the survey?
We ask questions about your medical history, use of medical and social services, and your ability to work and take care of yourself and your family, to name a few topics. You do not have to answer any question you do not want to.

Participating Health Departments

  • California Department of Public Health
  • Chicago Department of Public Health
  • Delaware Health and Social Services Division of Public Health
  • Florida Department of Health
  • Georgia Department of Public Health
  • Houston Health Department
  • Illinois Department of Public Health
  • Indiana State Department of Health
  • Los Angeles County Department of Health
  • Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
  • Mississippi State Department of Health
  • New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
  • New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • New York State Department of Health
  • North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
  • Oregon Public Health Division
  • Pennsylvania Department of Health
  • Philadelphia Department of Public Health
  • Puerto Rico Department of Health
  • San Francisco Department of Public Health
  • Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Virginia Department of Health
  • Washington State Department of Health