About 2020 Census
What Is the Census?
The Census is a nationwide count of all the people who live in the United States of America. It happens every 10 years and it provides important information that helps structure our communities for the next 10 years!
Why Take the Census?
According to the U.S. Census Bureau (2020), “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”.
What We Are Doing:
UHP currently leads projects focused on improving health and equity in three City of Miami communities: Overtown, Allapattah, and Little Havana. Residents (“CLs”) from these communities (8 total) work with community members and stakeholders to co-design each project and conduct meaningful community engagement that has lasting impact.
The Census 2020 grant leverages the work already being conducted in these communities by providing additional training and paid hours to CLs to focus on census outreach. Due to their trusted status as residents with strong connections within their communities, CLs will help increase the number of participants and address barriers to census participation by dispelling myths, increasing awareness of its importance, reducing language barriers, and building safe spaces to ask questions and participate. This is particularly salient as these communities include target population of immigrant and undocumented residents who may fear participation.
NOTE: Due to COVID-19 our team is working remotely until in-person activities are reinstated. Our team and partners are in constant communication while transitioning to conduct outreach activities virtually and staying informed.
The following activities will be completed through the 2020 Census project:
• Training for CLs on the Census 2020 and the project goals
• Community partner outreach and development of strategic collaborations
• Outreach and support to gather community questions and concerns on the 2020 Census
• Data and information tracking and documenting
• Consistent support and technical assistance for Community Liaisons (CLs) and Community Health Workers (CHWs)
• Conduct 1 (potentially virtual) community hub at each community (Little Havana, Overtown, Allapattah) (3 total)
• Complete evaluation of findings and reporting
Remember to answer this survey based on where you live starting April 1, 2020.
Want to learn more about the census, ask questions, or get help in completing it?
About the Funder
Miami–Dade County is the most populous county in Florida, with a population of more than 2.7 million. It is comprised of 34 municipalities and unincorporated areas. It is bounded by Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Everglades National Park to the west, the Florida Keys to the south, and Broward County to the North. The Mayor of is elected countywide to serve a four-year term and is responsible for the oversight of the day-to-day operations of Miami–Dade County. The Board of County Commissioners is the governing body, consisting of 13 members elected from single-member districts.
Urban Health Partnerships is working with our Overtown Community Liaisons, Healthy Little Havana, and The Village of Allapattah YMCA to increase the number of participants and address barriers to census participation by dispelling myths, increasing awareness of its importance, reducing language barriers, and building safe spaces to ask questions and participate.
US Census Bureau. (2020). What Is the 2020 Census? Retrieved 2020, from https://2020census.gov/en/what-is-2020-census.html?cid=20002:+census:sem.ga:p:dm:en:
Upcoming Virtual Activities
Activating Miami Communities During COVID-19
Urban Health Partnerships, in collaboration with Community Justice Project, Healthy Little Havana, New Florida Majority, Overtown Youth Center, and the Village of Allapattah YMCA, are hosting an interactive webinar, Activating Miami Communities During COVID-19, to inform residents about the COVID-19 resources available to Allapattah, Little Havana, and Overtown communities.
When: Friday, May 29th, 2020
From: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m
Where: Zoom Video/Phone Conference
The webinar will focus on:
• Financial Assistance
• COVID-19 Testing
• Re-Employment Assistance
• 2020 Census Community Hub
– Providing live support for completing the census survey
Registration is encouraged. All Miami-Dade County residents are welcome to participate. Spanish and Creole translations will be provided. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (786) 224-2309 if you have any questions.
Special thanks to the 2020 Census project funder: Miami-Dade County.
General Census Information
To learn more about the 2020 Census please visit the Census website here: https://2020census.gov/en/what-is-2020-census.html
Self-Response in Miami-Dade County
To view more detail about the response rate in Miami-Dade County, please take a look at the map below:
Important Upcoming Dates
• NOW: April 1 – August 10 – You can complete the Census online or on the phone.
• August 11 – October 31 – Census takers will interview households in person.
• October 31 – Conclusion of self-response phase.
• April 2021 – Delivery apportionment counts to President.
You can complete the survey online or by phone.
Learn more about what is asked on the Census questionnaire here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/yofpj4zjpi99a0z/Handout_About_Why_We_Ask_Each_2020Census_Question.pdf?dl=0
For more information or help completing the Census, you may contact our Community Liaisons or Community partners listed below:
Live in Overtown?
Reach out to the UHP Overtown Community Liaisons!
Support is offered in English and Spanish. Contact:
Tranell Harris, email@example.com
Adonis Romero, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cecilia Stewart, email@example.com
Live in Little Havana?
Reach out to the Healthy Little Havana Community Liaisons!
Support offered in English and Spanish. Contact:
Rosi, firstname.lastname@example.org – (786) 810-4873
Elvis, email@example.com – (786) 380-8460
Alex, firstname.lastname@example.org – (786) 390-5176
Live in Allapattah?
Reach out to the YMCA Community Health Workers!
Support offered in English and Spanish. Contact:
Aimee Guzman, email@example.com
Orlando De La Mota, firstname.lastname@example.org
Have any other questions or comments?
Contact Jesse Cosme from the Urban Health Partnerships team, email@example.com
Additional information can be found on the 2020 Census website here: https://2020census.gov/en.html.