CASPERs in Texas

2018 — Community Health Assessment

Type: Preparedness
Location: Williamson County
Purpose: The main goal of the CASPER was to gather public health information at the household level, to prioritize health problems, and assist in the development of the 2019 Community Health Assesment (CHA) in Williamson County
Report: Final reportpdf iconexternal icon

2017 – Zika CASPER

Type: Response
Event: Zika
Location: Galveston
Purpose: Preparedness assessment on Galveston Island for Zika virus health communication, knowledge regarding Zika, knowledge regarding mosquito prevention behaviors, and household emergency, preparedness, and evacuation plans.

2016 — Zika Virus

Type: Other
Location: Williamson County
Purpose: Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) conducted a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) to evaluate ZIKV health communication, mosquito prevention behaviors, and emergency preparedness readiness among households in Williamson County, Texas.
Report: Final reportpdf iconexternal icon


2015 – Memorial Day Weekend Flood in Hays

Type: Response
Event: Memorial Day Weekend Flood
Location: Hays County (Wimberly, San Marcos)
Purpose: Modified CASPER to assess community needs after flooding


2015 – Wildfire Recovery and Preparedness Assessment in Bastrop

Type: Preparedness
Event: Wildfire
Location: Bastrop County
Purpose: Recovery and preparedness assessment after the 2011 Bastrop Wildfires


2015 – Public Health Assessment in McLennan

Type: Other
Location: McLennan County (Waco)
Purpose: Public health assessment


2015 – Preparedness Assessment in Fort Bend

Type: Preparedness
Location: Fort Bend (Sugarland)
Purpose: Preparedness assessment


2015 – Preparedness Assessment in Harris

Type: Preparedness
Location: Harris County (Cypress)
Purpose: Preparedness assessment


2015 – Preparedness Assessment of the Tigua Nation

Type: Preparedness
Location: Tigua Nation
Purpose: Preparedness of Tigua Nation


2014 – Preparedness Assessment in Fort Bend

Type: Preparedness
Location: Fort Bend (Rosenburg)
Purpose: Preparedness assessment in Fort Bend


2013 – Halloween Flooding in Travis

Type: Response
Event: Halloween flood
Location: Travis County (Austin – Onion Creek Area)
Purpose: Community needs after flooding


2011 – H1N1 Influenza Assessment in Willacy

Type: Other
Event: H1N1
Location: Willacy County
Purpose: H1N1 influenza assessment


2011 – Wildfire in Bastrop

Type: Response
Event: Wildfire
Location: Bastrop County (blocks touching fire perimeter)
Purpose: Needs assessment after wildfire
Report: Public Health Emergency Response to a Massive Wildfire in Texas (2011), TPHJ 2012; 64(4): 6-10


2010 – Public Health Assessment in San Saba

Type: Other
Event: Public Health Assessment
Location: San Saba County
Purpose: Applied Public Health Team (APHT) exercise as a public health assessment in San Saba County


2010 – H1N1 Influenza Assessment in Willacy

Type: Other
Event: H1N1
Location: Willacy County
Purpose: H1N1 Influenza assessment


2008 – Community Needs after Hurricane Ike

Type: Response
Event: Hurricane Ike
Location: Galveston County
Purpose: Gauge the prevalence of injuries and health complaints, determine immediate needs for health-care and medical supplies, and provide assessment information to those responsible for post disaster response management and intervention.
Report: Hurricane Ike rapid needs assessment – Houston, Texas, September 2008. MMWR. 2009;58(38):1066-71. Available from https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5838a3.htm OR Community assessment for public health emergency response following Hurricane Ike–Texas, 25-30 September 2008, Prehosp Disaster Med. 2010 Nov-Dec;25(6):503-10.


2008 – Community Needs after Hurricane Ike

Type: Response
Event: Hurricane Ike
Location: Liberty County
Purpose: Gauge the prevalence of injuries and health complaints, determine immediate needs for health-care and medical supplies, and provide assessment information to those responsible for post disaster response management and intervention.
Report: Hurricane Ike rapid needs assessment – Houston, Texas, September 2008. MMWR. 2009;58(38):1066-71. Available from https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5838a3.htm OR Community assessment for public health emergency response following Hurricane Ike–Texas, 25-30 September 2008, Prehosp Disaster Med. 2010 Nov-Dec;25(6):503-10.


2008 – Community Needs after Hurricane Ike

Type: Response
Event: Hurricane Ike
Location: Brazoria County
Purpose: Gauge the prevalence of injuries and health complaints, determine immediate needs for health-care and medical supplies, and provide assessment information to those responsible for post disaster response management and intervention.
Report: Hurricane Ike rapid needs assessment – Houston, Texas, September 2008. MMWR. 2009;58(38):1066-71. Available from https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5838a3.htm OR Community assessment for public health emergency response following Hurricane Ike–Texas, 25-30 September 2008, Prehosp Disaster Med. 2010 Nov-Dec;25(6):503-10.


2005 – Community Needs after Hurricane Rita

Type: Response
Event: Hurricane Rita
Location: Polk County (Indian Springs Estate)
Purpose: Community needs after Hurricane Rita


2001 – Community Needs after Tropical Storm Allison

Type: Response
Event: Tropical Storm Allison
Location: Houston
Purpose: Evaluate affected community’s immediate public health needs
Report: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Tropical Storm Allison rapid needs assessment–Houston, Texas, June 2001. MMWR. 2002;51(17):365-9. Available from https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5117a1.htm

Page last reviewed: July 24, 2017