The Northeast Missouri Health Council is now gathering information as part of an ongoing effort to provide accessible, quality, affordable care in the region.
The federal qualified health center is conducting the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey in Macon and Shelby counties. This is a telephone health survey to learn more about specific health issues and the extent of need.
"They're looking for people who live and work in that area. They will ask a series of questions mostly related to health care issues, they had in the past, their family, where they access healthcare from dental to mental to behavioral health and those different types of services. Shouldn't take more than about 10 minutes," said Andy Grimm of the Northeast Missouri Health Council.
Grimm said that if you receive a phone call from the group conducting the survey they will clearly identify themselves and will never ask any personal information.