Health Department and its partner agencies are asking the residents of Gaston County for feedback on what would make life in Gaston County better.
“We do this every four years,” said Health Director Chris Dobbins. “We ask people what they and their loved ones need to live better, healthier lives, and we use that information to identify community needs and to develop solutions.”
The Quality of Life Survey features questions about public health, education, public transportation, crime, and general community needs. The survey was developed by a committee representing the Carrie E. & Lena V. Glenn Foundation, CaroMont Health, the City of Belmont, the City of Bessemer City, the City of Gastonia, the Community Foundation of Gaston County, the Gaston County Cooperative Extension, the Gaston County Health Department, the Gaston County Department of Social Services, Gaston Emergency Medical Services, the Gaston County Police Department, Gaston County Schools, Gaston Family Health Services, Gaston Family YMCA, the Gaston Regional Chamber, Gaston Together, Pathways, and the United Way of Gaston County.
Surveys will arrive in 4,000 randomly selected Gaston County mailboxes next week. The survey will also be given door-to-door in communities across the county from May 10-12. Both versions of the survey will take about 20 minutes to complete. The results are completely anonymous.
“In today’s society, we’re busier than ever before,” Dobbins said. “We know it’s a lot to ask someone for 20 minutes, but the information we receive gives us invaluable insight into what the residents of Gaston County need, which tells us what our governments, non-profit agencies, and civic groups need to work on. This is one of those times when your voice really can make a world of difference.”
If you have questions or concerns about the Quality of Life Survey, please contact Special Projects Manager William Gross at 704-853-5103 or firstname.lastname@example.org.