To understand the health concerns of the Long Island community, the Long Island Health Collaborative conducts an ongoing, year-round survey, asking residents about the health issues they feel are most important. On Long Island, there are a wide variety of personal and community health indicators we monitor.
On the Long Island and Eastern Queens Community Health Assessment Survey, community members are able to choose their top health concerns from a list of more than 10 categories. When looked at by county, 14% of Nassau residents surveyed said “Cancer” was one of their biggest personal health concerns. “Cancer” was also the main concern related to community health, according to 15% of Nassau County respondents.
In Suffolk County, 17% of residents identified “Drugs & alcohol abuse” as their top community health concern, while “Heart disease & stroke” was the main personal health concern. This isn’t surprising, as heart disease is a leading cause of death on Long Island.
Share Your Thoughts
Do you agree? Give your opinions about health issues on Long Island, take the Community Health Assessment Survey.