Core Information Needs for Situational Awareness and Response Management

Fee:None
Length: 30 minutes
Description:The module provides an overview of situational awareness, response management and biosurveillance systems. It discusses the current landscape of biosurveillance, needed improvements to biosurveillance systems and situational awareness, and the next steps for public health leaders to take in order to enhance situational awareness.

The material presented in this module is based on a report developed by the North Carolina Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (NCPERRC) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in collaboration with the Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII), and sponsored by the CDC. The report and this training module are part of a toolkit on beneficial practices for improving biosurveillance, which can be accessed at http://sph.unc.edu/nciph/biosurveillance-toolkit/.
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This training was developed with the support of the UNC Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (UNC PERLC), a funded project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Cooperative Agreement 1U90TP000415).
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Learning Objectives

Training Personnel

Author:

Tanya Montoya, MPH, MCHES

Narrator:

Jessica Southwell, MPH

NCIPH Reviewer:

Carol Gunther-Mohr, MA

Subject Matter Expert Reviewers:

Edward Baker, MD, MPH, Research Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health

Perry Smith, MD, Research Professor, State University of New York at Albany, former New York State Epidemiologist

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. (Please note: The competencies included on this site are just a few of the public health competencies which have been established. Training participants may find alignment between this training and other competency sets not included on this site.)

Applied Epidemiology Competencies Tier 1
Identify surveillance data needs (I.B.2)
Implement new or revise existing surveillance systems (I.B.3)
Applied Epidemiology Competencies Tier 2
Identify surveillance data needs (I.B.2)
Implement new or revise existing surveillance systems and report key surveillance findings (I.B.3)
Public Health Preparedness Capabilities
Capability 13, Function 4: Improve public health surveillance and epidemiological investigation systems
Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies
1.4. Maintain situational awareness.
2.1. Manage information related to an emergency.

References

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Public Health Preparedness Capabilities: National Standards for State and Local Planning. http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/capabilities/DSLR_capabilities_July.pdf

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. NEDSS/NBS http://wwwn.cdc.gov/nndss/script/nedss.aspx

Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. Disaster Surveillance Capacity in the United States: Results from a 2012 CSTE Assessment. http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.cste.org/resource/resmgr/EnvironmentalHealth/Disaster_Epi_Baseline731KM.pdf

Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. Review of and Recommendations for the National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System: A State and Local Health Department Perspective. http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.cste.org/resource/resmgr/PDFs/NNDSS_Report.pdf

International Society for Disease Surveillance. Electronic Syndromic Surveillance Using Hospital Inpatient and Ambulatory Clinical Care Electronic Health Record Data: Recommendations from the ISDS Meaningful Use Workgroup http://www.syndromic.org/storage/ISDSRecommendation_Final.pdf

International Society for Disease Surveillance. Meaningful Use: Basic Information. http://www.syndromic.org/programs/meaningful-use

Minnesota Department of Health. Minnesota Electronic Disease Surveillance System. http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/istm/medss/

Public Health Informatics Institute. Collaborative Requirements Development Methodology (CRDM) Animated Walk-through. http://phii.org/crdm/

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health & Public Health Informatics Institute. Improving Public Health Preparedness: Strengthening Biosurveillance Systems for Enhanced Situational Awareness http://nciph.sph.unc.edu/docs/BiosurvReport_092013.pdf

UNC School of Medicine & North Carolina Department of Public Health. NC DETECT: Welcome. http://www.ncdetect.org/

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