Public Health Surveillance

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Length:40 minutes
Description:This presentation by Meredith Davis, MPH, CPH, gives you an overview of public health surveillance.
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Learning Objectives

Training Personnel

Author and Narrator:

Meredith Davis, MPH, CPH

Reviewer:

Jennifer Horney, MPH

The author(s) and reviewer(s) of this training have no personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation to disclose. Author, narrator, reviewer affiliations listed were current at the time of training development.

Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed

This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions as noted below. (Please note: The following training does not provide comprehensive or in-depth treatment of specified competencies or capability functions, it provides basic knowledge of the competencies or capability functions listed below.)

Applied Epidemiology Competencies Tier 1
Collect surveillance and other data for use in tracking program objectives and outcomes (I.I.3)
Use information technologies and communication tools necessary to support epidemiologic investigations and surveillance (II.C.1)
Applied Epidemiology Competencies Tier 2
Identify surveillance and other data for use in tracking program objectives and outcomes (I.I.3)
Use information technologies and communication tools necessary to support epidemiologic investigations and surveillance (II.C.1)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals
1) Assesses the health status of populations and their related determinants of health and illness (e.g. factors contributing to health promotion and disease prevention, availability and use of health services) (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
4) Uses methods and instruments for collecting valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative data (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
5) References sources of public health data and information (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
Public Health Preparedness Capabilities
Capability 13, Function 1: Conduct public health surveillance and detection
Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies
2.4. Collect data according to protocol.

Continuing Education Credit:

The UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness offers the following continuing education credit/s on this training. Eligibility for all continuing education credit is determined on an annual basis.

  • none

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