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Community-wide Children's Health Assessment & Planning Survey (CCHAPS)

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We want to hear from you

Your voice can help the children in our community.

Take our CCHAPS survey


Every three years, Cook Children's conducts a Community-wide Children's Health Assessment & Planning Survey (CCHAPS) to identify the health needs of children in our community. The survey results help guide us, along with our community partners, in developing solutions that address the most important issues.

CCHAPS plays a key role in our community health needs assessment. The assessment includes a review of facts from government and other health organizations, as well as input from community leaders regarding their views on children's health.

We use the information and survey results to track our progress over time and to help Cook Children’s and other nonprofit organizations, governments and churches in our area better serve children and families. All responses are kept confidential.

Survey information

We partnered with ETC Institute, a national research firm, to conduct the survey. The company will be seeking information from parents of children ages 0-17 in the following counties: Collin, Denton, Grayson, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant and Wise.

Parent's opinions and experiences are important to us. We encourage you to take the survey through the following link. The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Take our CCHAPS survey

The survey also will be sent to a select number of families who live in our primary service area, even if they haven't used Cook Children's services.

Why is this important?

With information from parents throughout the region, we can identify the strengths and challenges to make our community the healthiest place to raise children. Taking this survey is a simple way that you can give back to your community and make our region an even better place to live.

Cook Children's relies heavily on these findings to guide our community outreach strategies which focus on our Promise: to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.

Starting in 2008, our community health needs assessments helped us identify six primary children's health issues as priorities for community intervention:

Thank you

We appreciate your survey responses very much. We know this assessment will provide valuable information to help Cook Children's and other community groups make a stronger impact in our region, and on the future of our families.

If you have questions, please call Cook Children's at 682-885-7786 or send us an email at
If you would like to see results from previous years, click this link to find our community health needs assessment reports from 2012, 2015 and 2018 .