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Kaua‘i District Well being Workplace to conduct CASPER survey to assess emergency preparedness and ongoing pandemic impacts

Posted on May perhaps 26, 2023 in 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 present wellbeing of Kauaʻi households.

“The responses will create upon prior CASPER surveys to assess household emergency preparedness and evacuation plans, as properly as assistance us to realize how Kauaʻi households are faring as we emerge from the pandemic,” mentioned Lauren Guest, Deputy District Well being Officer, Kaua‘i District Well being Workplace. “The facts we discover enables our workplace and the county to far better meet our community’s wants prior to, throughout and right after a disaster. In addition, it serves as a worthwhile instruction chance for our employees.”

Survey teams will go door-to-door (June six to 9, 2023) to 30 census tracts that are weighted toward much more populated regions inside the county. Seven homes inside 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 discover from this approach.

“We drastically appreciate the participation of Kaua‘i residents in this island-wide survey work,“ mentioned 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 several hazards, as properly as common 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 aspect 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 comprehensive the survey more than the telephone, if preferred.

The CASPER survey methodology was created by the Centers for Illness Handle and Prevention (CDC) to swiftly assess the wellness and other resource wants of a neighborhood right after a disaster.

This will be the DOH’s sixth CASPER survey carried out on Kauaʻi. To view prior CASPER survey reports, please pay a visit to:

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