Links and Publications

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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 Tesfaye Bayleyegn (BVY7@cdc.gov) or Amy Schnall (GHU5@cdc.gov) for available reports. A limited number of reports are available online through the NIH Disaster Research Response Project (DR2external icon search term “CASPER”.

Journal/MMWR Articles

Bayleyegn T, Schnall AH, Ballou SG, Zane DF, Burrer SL, Noe RS, Wolkin AF. Use of Community Assessments for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPERs) to rapidly assess public health issues — United States, 2003-2012. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2015;30(4):1-8.

Bayleyegn T, Vagi S, Schnall A, Podgornik M, Noe R, Wolkin A. Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) Toolkit: Second edition. Atlanta (GA): CDC; 2012.

Bayleyegn T, Wolkin A, Oberst K, Young S, Sanchez C, Phelps A, et al. Rapid Assessment of the Needs and Health Status in Santa Rosa and Escambia Counties, Florida, after Hurricane Ivan, September 2004. Disaster Manag Response. 2006;4(1): 12-8.

Buttke D, Vagi S, Bayleyegn T, Schnall A, Morrison M, Allen M, Wolkin A. Communication, information-seeking, and evacuation plans for a disaster using Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) in the Gulf Coast counties of Alabama and Mississippi, 2011. Journal of Emergency Management.

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, 2011. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2012;27(6):496-502.

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

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). . MMWR. 2006;55(15):429-51.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Rapid community needs assessment after Hurricane Katrina – Hancock County, Mississippi, September 14-15, 2005. MMWR. 2006;55(9):234-6.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Illness surveillance and rapid needs assessment among Hurricane Katrina evacuees–Colorado, September 1-23, 2005. MMWR. 2006;55(9):244-7.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Rapid assessment of health needs and resettlement plans among Hurricane Katrina evacuees–San Antonio, Texas, September 2005. MMWR. 2006;55(9):242-4.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Rapid community needs assessment after Hurricane Katrina–Hancock County, Mississippi, September 14-15, 2005. MMWR. 2006;55(9):234-6.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Assessment of health-related needs after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita–Orleans and Jefferson Parishes, New Orleans area, Louisiana, October 17-22, 2005. MMWR. 2006;55(2):38-41.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Rapid community health and needs assessments after Hurricanes Isabel and Charley–North Carolina, 2003-2004. MMWR. 2004;53(36):840-2.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Rapid assessment of the needs and health status of older adults after Hurricane Charley–Charlotte, DeSoto, and Hardee Counties, Florida, August 27-31, 2004. MMWR. 2004;53(36):837-40.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Tropical Storm Allison rapid needs assessment–Houston, Texas, June 2001. MMWR. 2002;51(17):365-9.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Community needs assessment and morbidity surveillance following an ice storm–Maine, January 1998. MMWR. 1998;47(17):351-4.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Surveillance for injuries and illnesses and rapid health-needs assessment following Hurricanes Marilyn and Opal, September-October 1995. MMWR. 1996;45(4):81-5.

Chiu, C. H., Lozier, M. J., Bayleyegn, T., Tait, K., REHS, T. B., Rachel Roisman MPH, M. D., & Kreutzer, R. A. (2015). 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. [epub ahead of print http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00123.1external icon]

Choudhary E1, Chen TH, Martin C, Vagi S, Roth J Jr, 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Nyaku MK, Wolkin AF, McFadden J, Collins J, Murti M, Schnall A, Bies S, Stanbury M, Beggs J, Bayleyegn TM. Assessing radiation emergency preparedness planning by using Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) methodology. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2014;29(3):1-9.

Schnall A, Ellis EM, Wolkin A, Roth J, Davis M. Addressing community preparedness through Community Assessments for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPERs) – U.S. Virgin Islands, 2017-2018 [accepted for publication in American Journal of Public Health]

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

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.

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 [accepted for publication in MMWR]

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

Zane DF, Bayleyegn TM, Haywood TL, Wiltz-Beckham D, Guidry HM, Sanchez C. Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response Following Hurricane Ike—Texas, September 25–30, 2008. Prehosp Disaster Med.

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.

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