CHEMUNG/SCHUYLER/STEUBEN/YATES COUNTIES, N.Y. (WENY) – The county health departments, alongside Common Ground Health, are asking for community members to fill out a health survey.

The online survey can be accessed at

The results will be incorporated into a series of studies focused on health equity in the Finger Lakes region and help county health departments develop strategies for addressing public health priorities, such as reducing tobacco use, improving nutrition and encouraging active living.

“For the findings to be meaningful, we need to gather health stories from as many residents as possible,” says Trilby de Jung, Chief Executive Office of Common Ground Health, the region’s health research and planning organization. “Please tell us your story through the survey and share the link with friends and colleagues.”

Participants can complete the survey anonymously, or enter their name and email for a chance to win a

$500 gift card paid for by Common Ground Health to a local grocery store or gas station.