CASPER visits homes
Environmental Health and Epidemiology staff, along with other volunteers, kicked off the Healthy Homes CASPER Survey by attending a training at 805B Newtown Circle the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 24.
What is the CASPER Survey?
The survey is part of the Healthy Homes and Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control grant awarded to the Kentucky Department for Public Health this year from the U.S. Department for Housing and Urban Development. The results will be used to help with program design, education and outreach needs for the grant.
Not only does the survey help collect information for the Healthy Homes grant, it also gives staff training in the survey process, which is useful for community assessment following a disaster.
Survey teams will ask questions from a one-page questionnaire, which takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. No identifying information will be collected, so all responses will remain anonymous.
Surveyors will use a methodology known as a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response, or CASPER, which uses a random sampling process. Teams will use a random sampling process based on the Census and the number of households in that area to determine which houses to contact. Approximately 210 houses will be visited Oct. 24-26, and any adult in the household can complete the survey.