Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) Toolkit
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) is an epidemiologic technique designed to provide quickly and at low-cost household based information about a community. The CASPER toolkit was developed to assist personnel from local, state, regional, or federal offices in conducting a rapid needs assessment to determine the health status, basic needs, or knowledge, attitudes, and practices of a community in a quick and low-cost manner. CASPER can be used in both a disaster and non-disaster setting. For example, CASPER methodology has been used to assess public health perceptions, estimate needs of a community, assist in planning for emergency response, and as part of the public health accreditation process.
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Last updated: Feb. 21, 2024