Picture of population's health to be built
Island residents are being urged to take part in a major survey of the population's health and well being.
7,000 households chosen at random will next week receive a letter from the public health department, requesting that one person completes the survey online.
Areas covered include diet, physical activity and lifestyle choices.
Health and Social Care Minister Kate Beecroft says the results of the survey, which will take around 30 minutes to complete, will shape future services and reduce health inequalities.
All answers will remain anonymous and no attempt will be made to link the information back to households.
Anyone who receives a letter but doesn't have internet access can collect a paper copy from public outlets around the Island.
Additionally, there is access to the computer suite at Leonard Cheshire Disability based above Onchan library, where help to complete the survey will be offered.