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CASPER the friendly public health survey

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 by Kayleigh Hughes

Public health officials from the city of Austin and Williamson County are teaming up on a unique joint public health project in which they will conduct a survey to learn more about the public’s understanding of the Zika virus in order to develop a plan for how best to communicate helpful information to residents of both areas. The project, known as a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response, or CASPER, is a survey tool that comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department and Williamson County and Cities Health District will be traveling through neighborhoods across Travis County and Williamson County to conduct door-to-door surveys about Zika on Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18. You can find more information about the Zika virus from the city here.

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