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Prince George invited to participate in annual health survey

The third annual survey is looking to improve health in communities in B.C.
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People in Prince George and northern B.C. are invited to participate in a health survey open to British Columbians 18 years of age and older.

The third survey on Population Experiences, Action and Knowledge (SPEAK) is conducted by the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), a part of the Provincial Health Services Authority.

The survey was developed as a result of the continuing global COVID-19 pandemic. After an initial focus on the emergency response to COVID-19, there is now a greater emphasis on post-pandemic recovery, which requires ongoing public health surveillance and response activities.

The purposed of the survey is to understand the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic for all B.C. residents, to plan the recovery and learn how to support people though the next phase.

This year, the survey is are also asking about experiences with extreme weather and other impacts of climate change.

The BCCDC wants to learn more about communities' experience, and how the current environment may affect our health, wellness, and lives in general and how this has changed from May 2020 to now.

The responses from the survey will be used to inform plans going forward.

The survey includes questions to guide decision-makers with regard to managing the ongoing pandemic disease burden, experiences and unintended consequences, and broader policy considerations and equity to support recovery.

It is estimated that the survey will take 10-15 minutes to complete and can be done on any tablet, computer, or mobile device.

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