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

Posted on Might 26, 2023 in 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 properly as support us to comprehend how Kauaʻi households are faring as we emerge from the pandemic,” stated Lauren Guest, Deputy District Wellness Officer, Kaua‘i District Wellness Workplace. “The details we study enables our workplace and the county to improved meet our community’s requires prior to, throughout and following a disaster. In addition, it serves as a useful 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 far 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 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 study from this method.

“We considerably 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 numerous hazards, as properly as basic 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 portion 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 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 quickly assess the wellness and other resource requires 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:

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