In 2008, CGR was engaged by the Dutchess County Department of Health to conduct and analyze a survey of residents regarding the health of their communities. CGR surveyed a random sample of 1,000 residents, stratified by regions within the county. The survey focused on issues such as threats to community health and safety, emergency preparation, housing, access to health care and social services. CGR provided analyses by age, race/ethnicity, gender and educational levels, and prepared a report that presented findings, conclusions and recommendations. The survey was part of a larger community health assessment process.