Links and Publications

Websites

CASPER Reports

Many CASPER reports are available online. Please see individual states from CASPER Interactive Map for related links to reports (when available). You may also contact CASPER@cdc.gov for available reports. A limited number of reports are available online through the NIH Disaster Research Response Project (DR2)external icon using search term “CASPER”.

Journal/MMWR Articles

Preparedness

Schnall A, Wolkin AF, Roth JJ, Ellis EM. Addressing community preparedness through Community Assessments for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPERs) – U.S. Virgin Islands, 2017-2018external icon American Journal of Public Health 2019 109(S4):303-8

Nyaku M, Bies S, Stanbury M, Beggs J,  McFadden J, Collins J, Schnall A, Wolkin A, Murti M, Bayleyegn T.  Assessing Radiation Emergency Preparedness Planning by Using Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) Methodology — Oakland County, Michigan USA, 2012external icon. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine 2014 29(3): 1-9.

Buttke D, Vagi S, Bayleyegn T, Schnall A, Morrison M, Allen M, Wolkin A. Communication, information-seeking, and evacuation plans for a disaster in the Gulf Coast counties of Alabama and Mississippi, 2011external icon Journal of Emergency Management 2013 11(3): 213-223.

Murti M, Bayleyegn T, Stanbury M, Flanders WD, Yard E, Nyaku M, Wolkin A. Household Emergency Preparedness by Housing Type from a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER), Michigan. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2014 Feb 13:1-8.

Kolwaite AR, Hlady WG, Simon MC, Cadwell BL, Daley WR, Fleischauer AT, May Z, Thoroughman D. Assessing functional needs sheltering in Pike County, Kentucky: Using a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2013;7(6):597-602.

Response/Recovery

Schnall A, Roth J, Ellis B, Seger K, Davis M, Ellis EM. Addressing community needs during the hurricane response and recovery efforts through Community Assessments for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPERs) – U.S. Virgin Islands, 2017-2018external icon. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness: 2019, Vol 13, No. 1: 53-62.

Schnall A, Roth J, Ekpo L, Guendel I, Davis M, Ellis EM. Disaster-related surveillance among United States Virgin Islands (USVI) shelters during the Hurricanes Irma and Mariaexternal icon. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness: 2019, Vol 13, No. 1

Wolkin A, Schnall A, Ellis EM, Nakata N. Getting the Message Out: Social Media and Word-of-Mouth as Effective Communication Methods During Emergenciesexternal icon Preshospital and Disaster Medicine. Publshed online 26 Dec 2018

Buttke D, Vagi S, Schnall A, Bayleyegn T, Morrison M, Allen M, Wolkin A. Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) one year following the Gulf Coast Oil Spill: Alabama and Mississippi, 2011external icon. Prehosp Disaster Med 2012 27(6): 496-502.

Choudhary E1, Chen TH, Martin C, Vagi S, Roth J, Keim M, Noe R, Ponausuia SE, Lemusu S, Bayleyegn T, Wolkin A. Public health needs assessments of Tutuila Island, American Samoa, after the 2009 tsunami. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2012 Oct;6(3):209-16.

Murphy M, Iqbal S, Sanchez C, Quinlisk MP. Post disaster health communication and information sources: The Iowa flood scenario. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2010;(4):129-34.

Zane DF, Bayleyegn TM, Haywood TL, Wiltz-Beckham D, Guidry H, Sanchez C, et al. Community assessment for public health emergency response following Hurricane Ike – Texas, 25–30 September 2008. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2010;25(6):503–10

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Hurricane Ike rapid needs assessment – Houston, Texas, September 2008. MMWR. 2009;58(38):1066-71.

Malilay J. Public health assessments in disaster settings: Recommendations for a multidisciplinary approach. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2000;15(4):167-72.

Other

Seger K, Schnall A, Roth J, Ellis B, Ellis EM. Community assessments for mosquito prevention and control experiences, attitudes, and practices—U.S. Virgin Islands, 2017 and 2018 MMWR 68(22);500-504

Fortenberry GZ, Reynolds P, Burrer SL, Johnson-Lawrence V, Wang A, Schnall A, Pullins P, Kieszak S, Bayleyegn T, Wolkin A. Assessment of behavioral health concerns in the community affected by the Flint water crisis — Michigan (USA) 2016external icon. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine: June 2018, Vol. 33, No. 3

Schnall A, Nakata N, Talbert T, Bayleyegn T, Martinez D, Wolkin A. An innovative resource for public health emergency management: Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) as an emergency management tool in the United Statesexternal icon. American Journal of Public Health

Bayleyegn T, Schnall A, Ballou S, Zane D, Burrer S, Noe R, Wolkin A. Use of Community Assessments for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPERs) to Rapidly Assess Public Health Threats – United States, 2003-2012external icon. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine 2015 30(4):374-81.

Chiu CH, Lozier MJ, Bayleyegn T, Tait K, Roisman R, Kreutzer RA Geothermal Gases-Community Experiences, Perceptions, and Exposures in Northern California. Journal of Environmental Health 2015 78(5): 14-21.

Chiu C, Noe R, Martin JP, Wolkin A, and Vagi, S. The Use of Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) to Evaluate NWS Warnings – Evaluation of the National Weather Service’s Extreme Cold Warning experiment in North Dakota during the 2011-2012 winter season. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

Conley AM, Vagi S, Horney JA. Use of the community assessment for public health emergency response to conduct community health assessments for public health accreditation. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2014 Sep-Oct;20(5):490-7

 

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