June 9, 2023 1:17 am

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 present wellbeing of Kauaʻi households.


“The responses will make upon prior CASPER surveys to assess household emergency preparedness and evacuation plans, as nicely as assistance us to realize how Kauaʻi households are faring as we emerge from the pandemic,” stated Lauren Guest, Deputy District Wellness Officer, Kaua‘i District Wellness Workplace. “The info we discover enables our workplace and the county to far better meet our community’s requirements ahead of, for the duration of and following a disaster. In addition, it serves as a important education 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 single tract will be systematically chosen and surveyed. Survey teams are comprised of Kaua‘i District Wellness Workplace employees with help 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 procedure.


“We tremendously appreciate the participation of Kaua‘i residents in this island-wide survey work,“ stated 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 several hazards, as nicely as basic queries 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 element 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 provided 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 quickly assess the wellness and other resource requirements of a neighborhood following 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: https://wellness.hawaii.gov/kauai/



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