Pagan Health Survey II

Cultural anthropologist Kimberly Kirner is running an online survey on Pagans and access to healthcare. This is a follow-up to her 2010 survey which revealed some important information about Pagans and pregnancy.

“Why should you take the Pagan Health Survey II? I am Pagan Druid and a cultural anthropologist at California State University, Northridge. I started the Pagan Health Survey in 2010, which provided a snapshot into the Pagan community, including our beliefs about healing and wellness and the choices we make in navigating the health care community. From the first survey, we learned that our community shares some strong common models about healing and wellness and that we have particular challenges in obtaining optimal health care. The top two challenges Pagans faced were:

  1. Linkages to Pagan-friendly, culturally competent health professionals and
  2. Barriers to accessing adequate health care among those who have lower incomes, rural locations, minority status, and/or who are seniors.

The Pagan Health Survey II investigates these two challenges in more depth. Your participation will provide better data for community organizing, educating the public and health care community, and assisting Pagan leaders in responding to the community’s healing and wellness needs.”

The survey takes about 30 minutes to complete, is confidential, and is open to people over 18, living in the U.S., and identified with Paganism, Heathenism, or othernature spirituality. Here’s the link:

The information gathered by this survey could be very useful in helping us to support Pagans through their childbearing years.

Thanks to The Wild Hunt for tipping us off.

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About Sarah Whedon

Sarah Whedon is founding editor of Pagan Families, the author of Birth on the Labyrinth Path: Sacred Embodiment in the Childbearing Year, and former Chair of the Department of Theology and Religious History at Cherry Hill Seminary. Sarah’s teaching, research, and advocacy work center around topics of spirituality, feminism, and reproduction. She makes her home in the Boston area with her partner and their children.