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COVID-19 Impact Surveys

The survey is to help find the needs of people who are getting, or trying to get mental health and or substance abuse  treatment during this pandemic, in order to better meet peoples needs during the rest of this pandemic, and of course possibly beyond.

In response to a discussion during the most recent Mental Health Planning Council (MHPC) meeting which identified the need for real-time information regarding the impact COVID-19 has had on behavioral health services and persons-in-recovery in Pennsylvania, a group of MHPC participants and the PA Advocates for Whole Health and Wellness developed the attached surveys. We are interested in understanding the needs of mental and behavioral health and substance use providers, individuals in recovery, and families in Pennsylvania during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Individuals, agencies, and county agencies will be asked to answer some questions about mental/behavioral health and substance use services, barriers, needs, and any positive experiences. Please be assured that all responses will be kept completely confidential and will be reported as combined group information except for individual testimonials, which will be used without any identifying information being revealed or collected. Both surveys ask respondents to please describe their experiences with access and involvement with treatment services since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March of 2020.

Either survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. If you would like more information about these surveys, or if you are interested in providing a testimonial of your experiences, please contact

PLEASE distribute these links wherever you can including all listservs, all individuals accessing treatment services, all county agencies, and all service providers. We would appreciate every effort to capture as many persons-in-recovery, county agencies, and service providers as possible in order for us to be able to provide generalizable results. The information from these surveys will be compiled into a report which will be available to government agencies, providers, county agencies, respondents, and any others who are interested in ensuring that responses to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic meet the currents needs. Anyone wishing to obtain a copy of the report can make a request at: Please keep in mind that all survey collectors will be closed on February 12, 2021 at the close of business. The completed report will be distributed at the Mental Health Planning Council meeting on February 23, 2021 and will be available for wider distribution after that date.

There are two different survey links below:

Person-In-Recovery/Peer/Family Member/ Support Person Survey

Provider/County Agency Survey

Our data collection efforts absolutely involve your participation! On behalf of all of those individuals and agencies involved in drafting the surveys and those who will benefit from the data collected here, we thank you.

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