Oakland County Health Division Conducts Emergency Readiness Surveys
Keep an eye out for Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) staffers in fluroescent yellow vests, who will be conducting Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) surveys door-to-door Sept. 10, 11 and 12.
OCHD staff will team up with the Michigan Department of Community Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to visit select residents and assess whether they have taken basic precautions to prepare for emergencies such as stockpiling supplies of food, water and medications; making plans for contacting relatives; and planning for their pet’s needs.
The CASPER survey enables public health practitioners and emergency management officials to determine the health status and basic needs of the affected community. These surveys often are used during and after a disaster but can also be used to collect a baseline of information before an event occurs.
Teams will be clearly identified by fluorescent yellow vests and identification badges, and will be in neighborhoods between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Residents in targeted neighborhoods were selected using census information
For more information, visit the Oakland County Health Division website at oakgov.com/health.