1999, the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) has conducted a biennial
survey of Boston residents to learn more about the health issues impacting our
residents. This project is called the Boston Behavioral Risk Factor
Surveillance System (BBRFSS). In December 2020 - January 2021, BPHC conducted a
callback of prior BBRFSS respondents to ask about their COVID-19 experiences.
This survey, the COVID-19 Health Equity Survey (CHES), has
provided new insights to inform policy and practice and identify potential
stakeholders related to COVID-19 recovery. Some of the CHES topics included
testing experience, attitudes towards vaccination, and impact on employment and
A report summarizing CHES findings is now available here.