The Johnson County NAACP is committed to eliminating the racial and ethnic disparities in our health care system that plague people of color in the United States. African Americans continue to have the highest incidence, prevalence and mortality rates from chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity.
Our vision is to champion the elimination of health disparities through education, research, and advocacy.
The Johnson County Health Department, in partnership with the University of Kansas Center for Community Health and Development and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), is gathering information about risk and protective factors related to violence, especially sexual violence in the community, the causes and conditions that contribute to violence, and community strengths that protect people from violence in Johnson County.
The University of Kansas Center for Community Health and Development and KDHE support the practice of protection for human subjects participating in community needs assessment. The following information is provided for you to decide whether you wish to respond to the present survey. Please be aware that even if you start responding to the survey, you are free to stop at any time without penalty. The survey is expected to take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
Although participation may not benefit you directly, we believe that the information obtained from this study will help us gain a better understanding of community violence, causes, and community assets. The following survey items are adapted from validated questionnaires recommended by the Centers for Disease Control for use in community settings. Aggregate responses to these questions are related to risk and protective factors for violence in communities and cannot be used to draw conclusions about individuals. Your participation is solicited, although strictly voluntary. Your name will not be associated in any way with the findings from the assessment. If you would like additional information concerning this study before or after it is completed, please feel free to contact us by phone or mail.
Responding to the survey questions indicates your willingness to participate in this assessment and that you are over the age of eighteen. If you have any additional questions about your rights as a respondent, you may call Jerry Schultz at 785-864-0750.
We thank you for taking time to complete this survey.