VoiceKent 2017

Report by Melyssa Tsai O'Brien, Rachel Borashko

VoiceKent evolved from VoiceGR, a paper and online survey about residents’ views and experiences related to health and well-being, discrimination and inclusion, and overall quality of life in the Grand Rapids area. In 2017, a collaboration between the Johnson Center and Kent County Health Department expanded the survey to include residents throughout Kent County, and the survey was renamed VoiceKent.

The aim of VoiceKent is to produce a reliable collection of data about Kent County residents that can be used by individuals and organizations to help them make discoveries and decisions about and for the local community.