Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities, and are suitable for adaptation by other communities.

Adapting Survey Data Collection to Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Experiences From a Local Health Department

Seligson, A. L., Alroy, K. A., Sanderson, M., Maleki, A. N., Fernandez, S., Aviles, A., Dumas, S.E., Perlman, S.E., Peebles, K., Norman, C. C., Gwynn, C., Gould, H.

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This article details the adaptation of the 2020 Community Health Survey by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in order to capture the impact of COVID-19 on physical health, mental health, and social determinants of health. It explains how the survey questions were adapted, how collection of survey data was adapted, and how a serosurvey was implemented. Two new polls were added, Healthy NYC and 7 Health Opinion Poll, to learn about COVID-19 related opinions, attitudes, and knowledge.

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