DOH News Release – Kaua‘i District Well being Workplace to conduct CASPER survey
Posted on Might 26, 2023 in Most current Division News, Newsroom
LĪHUʻE, HI – The Division of Well being (DOH) Kaua‘i District Well being Workplace will conduct a Neighborhood Assessment for Public Well being Emergency Response (CASPER) survey to assess the emergency preparedness level and existing wellbeing of Kauaʻi households.
“The responses will create upon prior CASPER surveys to assess household emergency preparedness and evacuation plans, as properly as support us to comprehend how Kauaʻi households are faring as we emerge from the pandemic,” stated Lauren Guest, Deputy District Well being Officer, Kaua‘i District Well being Workplace. “The info we understand enables our workplace and the county to far better meet our community’s desires ahead of, for the duration of and soon after a disaster. In addition, it serves as a beneficial coaching chance for our employees.”
Survey teams will go door-to-door (June six to 9, 2023) to 30 census tracts that are weighted toward additional populated locations inside the county. Seven homes inside each and every tract will be systematically chosen and surveyed. Survey teams are comprised of Kaua‘i District Well being Workplace employees with assistance from the Kaua‘i Health-related Reserve Corps, and the American Red Cross. O‘ahu DOH employees will also be present to participate in and understand from this method.
“We considerably appreciate the participation of Kaua‘i residents in this island-wide survey work,“ stated Dr. Janet Berreman, Kaua‘i District Well being Officer. “Mahalo for generously sharing your time and responses with our survey teams.”
The survey requires about ten minutes and chosen households will be asked about ongoing impacts of the pandemic, emergency preparedness provide levels, emergency plans for numerous hazards, as properly as basic concerns about life on Kaua‘i. All survey responses will be confidential, and survey teams will not gather names or addresses.
Group members will put on vests identifying themselves as portion of the DOH survey group and will carry identification cards. Survey teams will be wearing face masks and physical distancing will be observed. Participating households will be supplied the chance to full the survey more than the telephone, if preferred.
The CASPER survey methodology was created by the Centers for Illness Manage and Prevention (CDC) to swiftly assess the well being and other resource desires of a neighborhood soon after a disaster.
This will be the DOH’s sixth CASPER survey carried out on Kauaʻi. To view prior CASPER survey reports, please take a look at: https://well being.hawaii.gov/kauai/
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