Configure Community Health Assessment

Configure the Community Health Assessment solution to meet specific needs in your organization.

Modify the survey

The Community Health Assessment Survey is a survey with a comprehensive collection of questions, all based on the Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) Toolkit. In addition to the questions provided in the toolkit, questions are provided for COVID-19 assessments are included. You have the option to add your own specific questions or hide some of the questions you do not need.

All of the steps below utilize ArcGIS Survey123 Connect to modify the survey. See installing ArcGIS Survey123 Connect for more information.

Note:

The following changes may impact the Community Health Assessment Progress Dashboard or the Community Health Assessment Dashboard. See dashboards documentation to learn more about configuring dashboards.

Hide questions

There are over 200 questions in the survey, and many may not be relevant to the issues that you want to assess. The survey has logical groupings of questions. Individual questions can be hidden, or entire groups of questions can hidden if necessary.

  1. Start ArcGIS Survey123 Connect and sign into your ArcGIS Online organization.
  2. Click Community Health Assessment Survey to download the survey.
  3. Click Community Health Assessment Survey again to open the survey.
  4. On the left pane, click Open XLSForm Spreadsheet.
  5. In the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, verify the survey tab if highlighted.
  6. Find a green highlighted row of the type: begin group. For example, find the group named damage repair.
  7. Scroll over to the relevant column.
  8. Change the value of the relevant column to ‘false’.

    This process will hide all questions within that group. You can also do this for specific questions within a group.

  9. Save the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and preview your changes in ArcGIS Survey123 Connect to verify the group no longer appears.
  10. In ArcGIS Survey123 Connect, click Publish in the left pane to publish your changes.

Change survey event

Health assessments are often designed in context of an emergency or event. Therefore, several questions may pertain to the status of that event. By default, the Community Health Assessment Survey specifies the event to be COVID-19. You can change one variable name in the survey to a different event such as the name of a flood or hurricane. Then all questions will update to that name.

  1. Start ArcGIS Survey123 Connect and sign into your ArcGIS Online organization.
  2. Click Community Health Assessment Survey to download the survey.
  3. Click Community Health Assessment Survey again to open the survey.
  4. On the left pane, click Open XLSForm Spreadsheet.
  5. In the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, verify the survey tab if highlighted.
  6. Select the first row for the surveyevent variable.
  7. Scroll over to the default column. The value should read COVID-19 Pandemic.
  8. Change the value from COVID-19 Pandemic to the name of another event or disaster.
  9. There are several questions in the survey that utilize the surveyevent variable. Each question will be updated with the name of the new event or disaster.
  10. Save the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and preview your changes in ArcGIS Survey123 Connect.
  11. In ArcGIS Survey123 Connect, click Publish in the left pane to publish your changes.

Change team names list

By default, the survey has a drop-down list of team names as simple number values for Team 1 through Team 15. Follow the steps below to change the list to a smaller number of teams or to change the names of your teams.

  1. Start ArcGIS Survey123 Connect and sign into your ArcGIS Online organization.
  2. Click Community Health Assessment Survey to download the survey.
  3. Click Community Health Assessment Survey again to open the survey.
  4. On the left pane, click Open XLSForm Spreadsheet.
  5. In the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, click on the choices tab. This tab comprises all the selectable options for survey questions.
  6. Near the top of the spreadsheet, revise the survey to reflect your team names.
  7. Save the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and preview your changes in ArcGIS Survey123 Connect.
  8. In ArcGIS Survey123 Connect, click Publish in the left pane to publish your changes.

Add additional questions

Your community may have special circumstances you want to assess. Follow the steps below to add additional questions to the survey.

  1. Sign into your ArcGIS Online organization and browse to the Community Health Assessment Survey hosted feature layer.
  2. Add a new field to a layer in the Community Health Assessment Survey hosted feature layer.
  3. Start ArcGIS Survey123 Connect and sign into your ArcGIS Online organization.
  4. Click on Community Health Assessment Survey to download the survey.
  5. Click on Community Health Assessment Survey again to open the survey.
  6. On the left pane, click Open XLSForm Spreadsheet.
  7. In the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, verify the survey tab if highlighted.
  8. Insert new records that represent your new fields. Refer the Survey123 Connect documentation for more details on modifying surveys.
  9. Save the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and preview your changes in ArcGIS Survey123 Connect.
  10. In ArcGIS Survey123 Connect, click Publish in the left pane to publish your changes.
  11. Save the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and preview your changes in ArcGIS Survey123 Connect.
  12. In ArcGIS Survey123 Connect, click Publish in the left pane to publish your changes.

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