Final 2021 COVID Survey Thermometer


Data collection of the Maricopa County COVID-19 Impact Survey began on May 27, 2021 and ended on July 9, 2021. There were more than 19,000 responses submitted by Maricopa County residents with a 76% completion rate (all questions answered). To increase accessibility, the survey was made available in more than a dozen languages. Thank you to all who participated in taking and sharing the survey!

Survey outreach was a collaborative effort with many community organizations, municipalities, volunteers, staff, and healthcare partners. Partners mobilized countywide to recruit and promote participation to achieve this successful outcome during a very chaotic time in our community. Maricopa County Public Health is currently working on data analysis of the survey results and plans to release the overall and regional data profiles in September. See more details in the FAQs provided below. Additional data and analysis will be available over the next 3 months on our Maricopa Health Matters homepage and MySidewalk Community Health Assessment Data Dashboard.

This data plays a crucial role in identifying priority areas where public health, healthcare, and community organizations need to place resources and support. The results of the COVID-19 Impact Survey along with our COVID-19 Impact Focus Groups will be the base of our Community Health Assessment 4.0 (CHA 4.0).

This data will inform Maricopa County Public Health efforts to address health disparities that have exacerbated the impact of COVID-19 in our communities. It will help to plan continued services to support COVID-19 testing, vaccine, and mitigation efforts in all corners of the county, as well as working towards recovery.

One of the biggest opportunities for this data will be to inform the Community Health Improvement Planning and grant making that MCDPH will take on to support communities in address health disparities, health equity, access to care, emergency preparedness, and recovery. We have allocated an estimated $15 million to be distributed over the next two years to community organizations, municipalities, and health focused organizations, in our urban, suburban, and rural communities. These grants will be a direct response to the data collected and the priority areas identified. Additionally, Maricopa County Public Health, the Synapse coalition (a collaboration of healthcare partners), and the Health Improvement Partnership of Maricopa County (HIPMC) will utilize the collected data to help inform the needs and health priorities in the community, develop Community Health Needs Assessments and Health Improvement Plans to better guide, and target specific actions to improve health.

Results will be available to the public as well as cities and community-based organizations for their own planning and action purposes by mid-September with the County and Regional Profiles on our website at

Additional information about the COVID-19 impact survey and other community health assessment work may be found at

You can read more about our ongoing community health improvement planning work here.