The Community Engagement Survey provided residents with a space to tell us about the social determinants of health in their everyday life.

The survey was divided into several sections with questions centered around the key social determinants of health: neighborhood and the built environment, social and community context, economics and jobs, health and health care and neighborhood safety.

We used two survey instruments: an interactive community engagement mapping survey tool which allowed  respondents to place geographic reference points to survey questions and a traditional online survey tool with no mapping component.

The survey was distributed through several outlets, including social media ads, announcements at community meetings, distributing flyers at public events, health clinics, and even a nursing college with the help of our Albany partners.

314 residents, from the four target cities, responded to the survey: 55% of which were White, 77% of which were Female, and 35% of which were between 40 and 59 years of age. Savannah had the largest number of respondents.

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Below you can view the results of the survey.  The charts are interactive and downloadable.  Click the arrow in a the upper right corner of a chart to access download and other options.

Neighborhood and the Built Environment

  • Shopping Opportunities

    59% of respondents disagree/strongly disagree

  • Sidewalks and Crosswalks

    58% of respondents disagree/strongly disagree

  • Access to recreation and cultural facilities

    57% of respondents agree/strongly agree

  • Willing to help Neighbors

    73% of respondents agree/strongly agree

Social and Community

Jobs in the Community

Health and Health Care


Neighborhood Safety

Respondents’ Demographics

This research is based upon work supported by the Urban Institute through funds provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. We thank them for their support but acknowledge that the findings and conclusions presented in this report are those of the author(s) alone, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Urban Institute or the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.