“State of Veterans in Riverside County” Survey Deadline Extended through October
PALM DESERT – Supervisor V. Manuel Perez is launching a month-long push to encourage every veteran in Riverside County to take part in a first-of-its-kind survey.
The deadline for the Riverside County Veterans’ Needs Survey has been extended from Sept. 30 to Oct. 31. In addition, information about the survey is included in the county voter information guides that are going out to voters for the Nov. 6 general election.
“We will soon have a world-class measure of the overall well-being of veterans in Riverside County to shape how we assist veterans and their families,” said Supervisor V. Manuel Perez. “We are intensifying our outreach so that each veteran can benefit by being represented in a complete and accurate assessment of the Riverside County veteran population.”
The survey link is http://riversideveteranhealth.org. The survey takes 10 minutes to complete.
The Riverside County Board of Supervisors commissioned this survey, as a component of the Veterans Improvement Program of Riverside County brought forward last year by Supervisor Perez and Supervisor Chuck Washington. A comprehensive assessment on the state of Riverside County veterans had never been done before and was long-needed.
Riverside County’s Human Resources and Veterans’ Services departments developed the survey topics, in collaboration with the Community Translational Research Institute (CTRI), which is conducting the survey.
The survey is designed to identify high-priority issues and needs for veterans living, working or attending school in Riverside County. Survey participation will benefit veterans by providing information that will allow the county to further develop strong support systems for veterans and provide access to key services.
To date, over 800 veterans have taken the survey.