Health Department to begin County Health Assessment survey
The Milam County Health Department is partnering with the Texas Department of State Health Services Public Health Region 7, Texas A&M University, School of Public Health, EPI Assist Team, and public health professionals from other counties will conduct a County Health Assessment survey on April 26-27, 2019.
The purpose of the County Health Assessment is to assess public health and develop a five-year health strategy for Milam County to best utilize the Health Departments resources while improving public health needs.
Across the county about two hundred and ten homes will be randomly selected to conduct the survey.
Training will be conducted at Bea’s Kitchen to support the survey on the morning of April 26. In the afternoon between 3 and 5:30 p.m. groups will go out and begin taking surveys at residences. About 10 to 15 teams of two to three public health professionals and Texas A&M School of Public Health students will be conducting the survey.
The health professionals will have vests which have “Public Health” on them and the A&M students will be wearing a maroon shirt which will have “EPI Assist.”
On April 27, more surveys will be conducted around the county between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The survey should take between 15 to 20 minutes to complete. The Health Department asks for everyone’s cooperation in this endeavor.
The Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response or CASPER is a household community assessment approach used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CASPERs are most often used during natural disaster situations, but the Health Department will be utilizing this methodology to conduct the County Health Assessment.
If you have any additional questions feel free to contact the Health Department at (254) 697-7039.