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The VoiceKent Community Survey: Insights & Tools for Your Mission

November 20, 2019 @ 11:30 AM1:00 PM EST

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn - VoiceKent Community Survey

This event is part of the Johnson Center’s FREE Brown Bag Lunch & Learn series

Where do disparities exist in Kent County? How do outcomes and challenges differ among our neighborhoods and among different demographic groups?

The VoiceKent community survey, administered by the Johnson Center for Philanthropy with input from community partners, connects Kent County demographic data with the opinions, attitudes, and perceptions of residents. Topics covered by the survey’s results include employment, education, racism and discrimination, ability to meet basic needs, access to health care, and neighborhood safety.

These data and insights are available to you and your organization to help prompt important conversations and shape your programming and policy decisions.

In this session you will learn about:

  • VoiceKent’s survey topics, methodology, and results
  • How to use online tools to find VoiceKent data that meets your needs
  • Information on future administrations of the survey

Led by:
Rachel Borashko and Jamie DeLeeuw, Ph.D., of the Johnson Center
Maris Brummel, M.P.H., from the Kent County Health Department

Cost: Free!
Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch to this event. Water, coffee, and tea will be provided.

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Photo: Rachel Borashko
Rachel Borashko is a data analyst at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy. In this role, she is responsible for data processing, analysis, visualization, and research design. Learn more about Rachel.
Photo: Jamie DeLeeuw, Ph.D.
Jamie DeLeeuw, Ph.D., is a research manager for the Johnson Center for Philanthropy. Jamie designs, implements, and manages community-based research projects, including those centered on collective impact initiatives and organizations’ impact on students’ educational success. Learn more about Jamie.
Photo: Maris Brummel
Maris Brummel, M.P.H., is a public health epidemiologist at the Kent County Health Department (KCHD). Maris is primarily responsible for planning and conducting the community health needs assessment and improvement planning (CHNA/CHIP) in collaboration with local health systems and community partners. She also provides data analysis and survey design support to the health department’s administration division. Maris has a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in social science with an emphasis on health and economics, and a master’s in public health epidemiology from Grand Valley State University.


November 20, 2019
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EST
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Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, Grand Valley State University


Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy
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