Fang Ren, Ph.D.
Mark P. Kumler, Ph.D.
One of the greatest challenges in managing emergencies is to determine the impact of the disaster and to respond effectively to the primary needs of those affected. The Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) is a specific methodology designed to quickly and effectively estimate the health status and basic needs that must be addressed by the health agency. The present study discusses the application of a complete GIS-based framework for the improvement of each of the main phases of the CASPER methodology: preparation, conduction, analyzing data, and writing a report. The results show the GIS approach to implementing CASPER can significantly reduce the time required for data collection and processing, improve the quality of the collected data, and allows the agencies to make a real-time decision based on the situational awareness of the communities
Garrido Lecca, C. J. (2018). GIS for Public Health Assessment A CASPER Methodology Framework (Master's thesis, University of Redlands). Retrieved from https://inspire.redlands.edu/gis_gradproj/276
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