Amidst all the stressors of the COVID-19 pandemic, the US 2020 Census is still happening. This is an opportunity for individuals to be counted. Why is this important to health ministry? Data obtained from the census will make a difference in funding for many areas that impact the health of our communities. From https://2020census.gov/en/what-is-2020-census.html:

The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.

The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.

Please encourage all members of your family, friends, faith community, and other community members to complete the census. It is quick and easy online. Here is the link: https://my2020census.gov/login

This is one way we can ensure that every person counts!