Community-wide Children's Health Assessment & Planning Survey (CCHAPS)
What is CCHAPS?
Cook Children’s conducts a formal community health needs assessment to help fulfill our system’s Promise -- to improve the well-being of every child in our care and our communities.
The Community-wide Children's Health Assessment & Planning Survey (CCHAPS), available in English and Spanish, gathers statistically representative data of children ages 0–17 living in Collin, Denton, Grayson, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant and Wise counties.
We typically collected this data every three years, but Cook Children’s is now distributing this parent survey annually.
Why have I been contacted to participate in this survey?
Our research vendor, ETC Institute, selects a random 25,000+ households to participate in the survey, but any parent who has a child 0-17 years of age and lives within the eight-county service area of Collin, Denton, Grayson, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant and Wise counties may take the survey here: 2023 Cook Children's Community-Wide Health Assessment and Planning Survey (cooksurvey.org)
How does this affect me and my family?
If ETC Institute contacts you, we encourage you to take the time to complete the survey (about 20 minutes). Parents know their children best, and we want to learn about your most pressing challenges and greatest successes. We also value diversity and want to hear from families of different backgrounds. That helps us develop or improve our programs to address and support unique differences.
How might ETC Institute contact me?
ETC Institute may send you the survey in the mail. You may also receive a follow-up by phone call, email, or text message.
To those households in the 25,000+ random survey sample:
- The ETC Institute email message will come from firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
- The ETC Institute phone number that may call you about the survey is 913-829-1215.
- The ETC Institute phone number that may text you survey reminders is 801-657-3947.
If you have more questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center for Children's Health, led by Cook Children's, is home to the Community-wide Children's Health Assessment & Planning Survey (CCHAPS), Community Health Outreach and Community Health Research. The center's goal is to create aligned collaborations that will allow us to make our North Texas region one of the healthiest places to raise a child.