Governor Josh Green, MD | DOH News Release: Kaua’i District Health Office to Conduct CASPER Survey

DOH News Release: Kaua’i District Health Office to Conduct CASPER Survey

Posted on May 26, 2023 in Latest department news, Press room

LYoHUE, HI: The Kaua’i District Health Office of the Department of Health (DOH) will conduct a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) survey to assess the level of emergency preparedness and the Kaua’s current wellness.I homes.

“The responses will build on previous CASPER surveys to assess household emergency preparedness and evacuation plans, and will also help us understand how KauaHouseholds are doing well as we emerge from the pandemic,” said Lauren Guest, Assistant District Health Director, Kaua’i District Health Office. “The information we learn allows our orthe office and the county to better meet the needs of our community before, during and after a disaster. Additionally, it serves as a valuable training opportunity for our staff.”

Inspection teams will go door to door (June 6-9, 2023) to 30 census tracts that are weighted toward more populous areas within the county. Seven houses within each tract will be systematically selected and inspected. The survey teams are comprised of staff from the Kaua’i District Health Office with support from the Kaua’i Medical Reserve Corps and the American Red Cross. O’ahu DOH staff will also be on hand to participate in and learn from this process.

“We greatly appreciate the participation of Kaua’i residents in this island-wide survey effort,” said Dr. Janet Berreman, Kaua’i District Health Officer. “Mahalo for generously sharing your time and responses with our survey teams.”

The survey takes about 10 minutes and selected households will be asked about the ongoing impacts of the pandemic, emergency preparedness supply levels, emergency plans for various hazards, as well as general questions about life on Kaua’i. All survey responses will remain confidential and the survey teams will not collect names or addresses.

Team members will wear vests that identify them as part of the DOH inspection team and will carry identification cards. Inspection crews will wear face masks and physical distancing will be observed. Participating households will be offered the opportunity to complete the survey over the phone, if they prefer.

The CASPER survey methodology was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to rapidly assess the health and other resource needs of a community after a disaster.

This will be the sixth DOH CASPER survey conducted on KauaYo. To view past CASPER survey reports, visit:

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