b'MY HEALTH STORYIn partnership with the nine Finger Lakes counties, Common Ground Health conducted a novel health survey, one that sought to go beyond health outcomes to dig deeper into the social determinants of health. The survey asked residents about accessing fruits and vegetables, housing insecurity, stress, transportation, satisfaction at work and mental health. The goal was to better understand the barriers residents face to living healthy lives. The survey was available in both English and Spanish. To ensure broad representation, we conducted nearly 500 street intercept interviews, deployed kiosks, reached out to dozens of partners and promoted the survey through Facebook, email and media coverage. By the time the survey closed in early September 2018, 6,855 residents had completed the questionnaire, including 495 Latinos, 923 African Americans and, notably, 1,208 individuals who make less than $25,000 a year. The My Health Story survey asked five questions related to food and diet-related chronic diseases. Results from the survey identified inequities in self-reported diet quality, and barriers to eating healthier by income, race/ethnicity and residential area (urban, suburban and rural). When asked, people with diet-related chronic diseases identified diet and nutrition as a top factor that would help them to better manage their diet-related chronic diseases. Survey respondents also identify weight as a top concern for residents about their own health and well-being.Importance vs. HabitsAcross income and racial/ethnic categories, over half of participants reported that eating healthy is very important to them, while the percentage of people who report that their diet is excellent or very good differs among income and racial/ethnic categories, see Figure 5.About half of the survey participants across all income categories report eating healthy is very important, yet people in the lower income categories are less likely to report excellent or very good eating habits.Black (66%) and Hispanic (65%) survey participants were more likely than White (52%) survey participants, and the region as a whole (54%), to report that eating healthy was very important, yet both groups were less likely to report that their eating habits were excellent or very good (Black 31%, Hispanic 36%, White 43%)Figure 5: Percent of survey respondents reporting eating healthy is very important, and percent with self-reported excellent or very good eating habits.12'