DOH Information Launch – Kaua‘i District Well being Workplace to conduct CASPER survey

Posted on Might 26, 2023 in Newest Division Information, Newsroom

LĪHUʻE, HI – The Division of Well being (DOH) Kaua‘i District Well being Workplace will conduct a Group Evaluation for Public Well being Emergency Response (CASPER) survey to evaluate the emergency preparedness stage and present wellbeing of Kauaʻi households.


“The responses will construct upon prior CASPER surveys to evaluate family emergency preparedness and evacuation plans, in addition to assist us to grasp how Kauaʻi households are faring as we emerge from the pandemic,” stated Lauren Visitor, Deputy District Well being Officer, Kaua‘i District Well being Workplace. “The knowledge we be taught allows our workplace and the county to raised meet our neighborhood’s wants earlier than, throughout and after a catastrophe. As well as, it serves as a priceless coaching alternative for our employees.”


Survey groups will go door-to-door (June 6 to 9, 2023) to 30 census tracts which can be weighted towards extra populated areas throughout the county. Seven homes inside every tract shall be systematically chosen and surveyed. Survey groups are comprised of Kaua‘i District Well being Workplace employees with help from the Kaua‘i Medical Reserve Corps, and the American Purple Cross.  O‘ahu DOH employees can even be current to take part in and be taught from this course of.


“We enormously admire the participation of Kaua‘i residents on this island-wide survey effort,“ stated Dr. Janet Berreman, Kaua‘i District Well being Officer. “Mahalo for generously sharing your time and responses with our survey groups.”


The survey takes about 10 minutes and chosen households shall be requested about ongoing impacts of the pandemic, emergency preparedness provide ranges, emergency plans for numerous hazards, in addition to normal questions on life on Kaua‘i. All survey responses shall be confidential, and survey groups is not going to accumulate names or addresses.


Workforce members will put on vests figuring out themselves as a part of the DOH survey crew and can carry identification playing cards. Survey groups shall be sporting face masks and bodily distancing shall be noticed. Collaborating households shall be supplied the chance to finish the survey over the telephone, if most popular.


The CASPER survey methodology was developed by the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC) to quickly assess the well being and different useful resource wants of a neighborhood after a catastrophe.


This would be the DOH’s sixth CASPER survey carried out on Kauaʻi. To view prior CASPER survey stories, please go to: https://well



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