Author: Sonja Sheasley

Take the MA-DPH #COVID-19 Community Impact Survey

√ Take the survey in English

√ Responda la encuesta en español

√ Participe da pesquisa em português

√ Reponn sondaj la nan lang kreyòl ayisyen

√Tham gia khảo sát bằng tiếng Việt

√ 参加简体中文调查

√ 參加繁體中文調查

 

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MA-DPH) is trying to hear from communities so that it can better help people through the COVID-19 crisis. By taking this survey, you can help find new solutions to community problems, and give MA-DPH the information they need to take action and support the communities that need it most. MA-DPH is committed to sharing information back in ways that will help us all take collective action

Make your voice heard.
  • MA-DPH is learning how to better help people through COVID-19. Even if you haven’t been sick, your answers can help.
  • The COVID-19 Community Impact Survey will help MA-DPH learn about needs across the state, so it can plan resources and support around COVID-19.
  • COVID-19 unfairly impacts people of color more than others. Help MA-DPH learn how it can plan resources and support around COVID-19.
Take the MA-DPH #COVID-19 Community Impact Survey to share what your experience has been during the pandemic.

What is CCIS? The COVID-19 Community Impact Survey (CCIS) is an online survey aimed at collecting data to better understand and identify the social, economic, and health needs and inequities resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

How will the findings be used? Findings from this survey will be used to improve DPH’s ability to act – helping address the most critical needs, partnering with communities to support local efforts, and informing state policy with accurate information on what people need now and in the long term. Results will be available to community-based organizations for their own planning and action purposes.

Who should take this survey? Anyone 14 or older who lives in MA can and should take the survey. Even people who have not had COVID-19 can take this survey. We have a particular interest in gathering responses from communities who have been impacted the most, including: people of color, immigrants, individuals who are LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, essential workers, people experiencing housing instability, older adults, and those in geographic areas hardest hit by COVID-19.

What important information should I know? The survey is available in six common languages spoken in MA: English, Chinese (standard and traditional), Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and Vietnamese.

Where may I find additional information? Additional information about the CCIS Initiative may be found in the FAQ document here. If you have questions, please contact covid19survey@mass.gov.

Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission Seeks New Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Susan L. Quinones, Human Rights Coordinator
Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission at 508-375-6611

BARNSTABLE COUNTY HUMAN RIGHTS ADVISORY COMMISSION SEEKS NEW MEMBERS

September 23, 2020 – The Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission (BCHRAC) seeks candidates to fill vacancies beginning January 1, 2021. The (9) member volunteer BC-HRAC was recently re-structured under Barnstable County Ordinance 19-10 to promote equality and human rights throughout the County.

Responsibilities include attending monthly HRAC meetings, participating in ad hoc board committees, and assisting the Human Rights Coordinator in educating the public about Human Rights and the HRAC through community & educational activities.

An interested candidate must be a permanent resident of Barnstable County. Persons with varied language skills and diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply!   Please submit a letter of interest and resume/bio, by e-mail to susan.quinones@barnstablecounty.org, or via mail to Susan Quinones, Coordinator, BC Human Rights Advisory Commission, Candidate Application, P.O. Box 427, Barnstable, MA 02630.  Applications MUST be received no later than Friday, October 16, 2020, at 4:00 PM!

Interviews to be held the week of October 26, 2020, for those selected.

For additional information about the Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission, please go to www.barnstablecountyhrac.org. Questions can be directed to the B.C. Human Rights Coordinator, Susan Quinones at (508) 375-6611 or susan.quinones@barnstablecounty.org.

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