VICENZA, Italy (Jan. 8, 2018) - The U.S. Army Europe South Community Health Promotion Council launched an online survey here, Jan. 8, to take the pulse of the USAG Italy community on a range of garrison quality of life issues.

While there have been different surveys looking at different aspects of life here such as recreation, child care, and information sharing in the past, this one is intended to be all encompassing. Military personnel, family members, and U.S employees are encouraged to participate.

"The Army Public Health Center developed a Standardized Community Strengths and Themes Assessment (CSTA) that is based on a nationally recognized process sanctioned through the National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO). The information we receive from this survey is important because it will provide feedback on areas of quality of life we're doing good in and in areas that need improvement," said USAG Italy Community Readiness and Resiliency Integrator Amy Cates.

Community members can take the online survey now through Feb. 8 at:

According to Cates, there is an incentive to complete the survey, which should be less than 10 minutes.

"We were fortunate to receive a certificate from Morale Welfare and Recreation for a free two-night stay at the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort to give away. We will have a drawing from a list of emails from those who complete the survey. But even without the drawing, everyone's input is critical to help assess the needs of the USAG Italy community. The results will help make the right decisions about resources, programs and services. Results may also open doors to new opportunities," said Cates.

The results of the survey will be shared with the community after garrison leadership has an opportunity to review the data.