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PSA: Kendall County Coronavirus Update 05.26.2022

May 26, 2022

Public Service Announcement

 Date 5.26.2022 

Contact: Arissa Hunt

National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Coming to Kendall County

Since 1960, the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) has had a prominent role in improving the health of all people living in the U.S. NHANES is the most comprehensive survey of the health and nutritional status of the U.S. population. NHANES collects health information about the major health and nutritional issues affecting the country, including obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.  This information is used by public health officials, legislators, and physicians to develop sound health policies, direct and design health programs and services, and expand the health knowledge of the nation. Standardized growth charts used by pediatricians are just one example of data collected from NHANES being used to help produce national references.

Beginning June 3rd, 2022, NHANES will be coming to Kendall County – one of only 15 counties selected for the year to be surveyed. Residents will have an invitation-only opportunity to participate in NHANES. Addresses are randomly sampled within Kendall County to accurately represent the greater U.S. population.

“It is the mission of the Kendall County Health Department to promote physical health, mental health, environmental health, protect the community’s health, prevent disease, and promote family economic self-sufficiency,” said RaeAnn VanGundy, executive director of the Health Department. “This is a unique opportunity for the residents of Kendall County to take part in an important survey that affects all of us and will provide feedback to help us understand where we need to focus our prevention and intervention strategies.”

To learn more about NHANES, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes/index.htm.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit our Kendall County Health Department COVID-19 information page. 

For more information on COVID-19 Vaccine, please visit our Kendall County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine information page

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