Fri, 19 January, 2018

The Rapides Foundation Conducting Community Health Needs Assessment

The Rapides Foundation Conducting Community Health Needs Assessment

Phone Survey Will Be Conducted January-May 2018

From January until May this year, The Rapides Foundation will conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment throughout our nine-parish service area of Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Vernon and Winn parishes.  We are working with an independent research firm, Professional Research Consultants, Inc., of Omaha, Nebraska, to complete phone surveys with community members throughout the region. The purpose of this assessment is to identify major health problems, gaps in services and other factors which may contribute to less than optimal health status for residents of our Central Louisiana community. 

Community opinions and feedback are vital to our work. If your family receives a call regarding the community health assessment, we would greatly appreciate your help and participation in this research. All answers are confidential and will not be linked to specific individuals responding to the survey. Please be aware that this is NOT a solicitation for money or fundraising efforts on behalf of The Rapides Foundation. All information provided is anonymous and will be used for research purposes only. 

Once the assessment is complete, the results will be used to inform the Foundation’s strategies and goals for improving the health of our community. The final assessment results are planned to be released to the public later in the year on the Foundation’s website and other public platforms. 

To find out more about the Foundation’s Community Health Needs Assessment or to view past assessments, please click here. For specific questions concerning the phone survey, you may contact Akeshia Singleton, Director of Evaluation for The Rapides Foundation, at or by calling The Rapides Foundation at 318-443-3394 or 800-994-3394.


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