DOH News Release – Kaua‘i District Wellness Workplace to conduct CASPER survey
Posted on May possibly 26, 2023 in Most recent Division News, Newsroom
LĪHUʻE, HI – The Division of Wellness (DOH) Kaua‘i District Wellness Workplace will conduct a Neighborhood Assessment for Public Wellness Emergency Response (CASPER) survey to assess the emergency preparedness level and existing wellbeing of Kauaʻi households.
“The responses will develop upon prior CASPER surveys to assess household emergency preparedness and evacuation plans, as effectively as assistance us to realize how Kauaʻi households are faring as we emerge from the pandemic,” mentioned Lauren Guest, Deputy District Wellness Officer, Kaua‘i District Wellness Workplace. “The info we discover enables our workplace and the county to greater meet our community’s requires ahead of, throughout and soon after a disaster. In addition, it serves as a useful 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 each and every tract will be systematically chosen and surveyed. Survey teams are comprised of Kaua‘i District Wellness 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 method.
“We drastically appreciate the participation of Kaua‘i residents in this island-wide survey work,“ mentioned Dr. Janet Berreman, Kaua‘i District Wellness 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 a variety of hazards, as effectively as common inquiries 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 presented the chance to total 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 requires 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 stop by: https://well being.hawaii.gov/kauai/
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