Health Department Performing Door-To-Door Survey

Oct 22, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Officials at the Fayette County Health Department want to know how knowledgeable residents are about hazards in their homes, so the agency will soon be conducting a survey.

The survey, which will run from October 24th through the 26th, is part of a Healthy Homes and Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control grant. Health Department spokesperson Kevin Hall says it will consist of a one-page questionnaire and take about 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

"It's basically going to be finding out what people's perception on some of the hazards in their home, what's their awareness, so this will give us a chance to find out what people know, what they think they know, and then what we need to know to educate them in the future," he says.

Responses will be remain anonymous. Hall says the survey process itself will also help the health department gauge its readiness when it comes to similar surveys done in the aftermath of disasters.