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San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District together with San Mateo County Health will be conducting a survey in East Palo Alto October 17-19, 2022.

The survey includes questions about pest control, climate change, emergency preparedness, and health-related issues.

We will randomly select 210 households in East Palo Alto to participate in the survey.  If we visit your house, please consider answering the survey questions. Your participation will help us better understand what issues are most important to people living in East Palo Alto.

We will NOT ask participants any personal information like their name or date or birth, and we will not ask for any ID.

If you have any questions about the survey, you can contact San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District at 650-344-8592 and ask for Rachel.

If you are concerned about any unusual activity in your neighborhood, you can contact the East Palo Alto Police Department 's non-emergency line at 650-321-1112.


Additional details

The survey will be conducted using the CDC-developed and validated Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) methodology.  A CASPER is used by epidemiologists and public health workers to plan for emergency response and estimate community resources, needs, and perceptions. Households are selected in a random way to reduce the types of biases associated with other survey methods. The CASPER survey is a type of rapid needs assessment which obtains household-level information that can be used to initiate public health action, allocate resources, support preparedness and recovery activities, and address the changing needs of a community. 



Page last reviewed: September 26, 2022

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