“State of Veterans in Riverside County” Survey to be Released
RANCHO MIRAGE – A first-of-its-kind survey on the state of Riverside County veterans will be unveiled tomorrow at a special presentation in Rancho Mirage.
Supervisor V. Manuel Perez and City of Rancho Mirage officials invite veterans, veteran advocates, health care providers, and others to attend the presentation of the survey results, scheduled 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 at Rancho Mirage City Hall.
“We now have a comprehensive measurement of the overall well-being of the Riverside County veteran population, an assessment that had never been done before and was long-needed,” said Supervisor V. Manuel Perez. “The results of this survey will guide us in shaping how we can assist veterans and their families with their needs in health care, education, transportation, benefits assistance, other services and public policies.”
The Riverside County Board of Supervisors commissioned this survey, as a component of the Veterans Improvement Program of Riverside County brought forward by Supervisor Perez and Supervisor Chuck Washington.
The survey was designed to identify high-profile issues and needs for veterans living, working or attending school in Riverside County.
More than 1,500 veterans took the survey, which was conducted by the Community Translational Research Institute (CTRI) between July and October 2018.