Introduction to Surveillance (E is for Epi, Session 4.1)

Fee:None
Length: 40 minutes
Description:This training provides an introduction to public health surveillance and how it works. The different types of surveillance--passive, active, and syndromic--are discussed as are the applications of surveillance data, and some of the limitations and challenges involved in conducting surveillance.

This module is part of the "E is for Epidemiology" training series developed to introduce non-epidemiologists to the basic concepts of epidemiology.
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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:

Amy Pickard Nelson, PhD, MPH, CPH
Epidemiologist, UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness

Narrator:

John W. Wallace, MSPH
Graduate Research Assistant, UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness
PhD Candidate, Department of Epidemiology, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

NCIPH Reviewer:

Lauren N. Bradley, MHS
Research Associate, UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness

Subject Matter Expert Reviewer:

Jennifer A. Horney, PhD, MA, MPH, CPH
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health
Director, UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness

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.)

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 1
6A3. Describes how public health sciences (e.g., biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration, social and behavioral sciences, and public health informatics) are used in the delivery of the 10 Essential Public Health Services (6: Public Health Science Skills)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 2
6B3. Applies public health sciences (e.g., biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration, social and behavioral sciences, and public health informatics) in the delivery of the 10 Essential Public Health Services (6: Public Health Science Skills)
Public Health Preparedness Capabilities
Capability 1, Function 2: Build community partnerships to support health preparedness
Capability 13, Function 1: Conduct public health surveillance and detection
Capability 13, Function 3: Recommend, monitor, and analyze mitigation actions
Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies
2.4. Collect data according to protocol.

References

Bonetti M, et al. Syndromic Surveillance. Harvard Center for Public Health Preparedness; August 2003.

Public Health Surveillance Program Office [Web page]. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/osels/ph_surveillance/. Accessed March 1, 2012.

State Electronic Disease Surveillance Systems --- United States, 2007 and 2010. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2011;60(41):1421-1423. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6041a3.htm?s_cid=mm6041a3_w. Accessed March 1, 2012.

Nationally Notifiable Conditions [Web page]. Division of Notifiable Diseases and Healthcare Information, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/osels/ph_surveillance/nndss/phs/infdis.htm. Accessed March 1, 2012.

Notifiable Diseases/Deaths in Selected Cities Weekly Information. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2004;53(21):460-468. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5321md.htm. Accessed March 1, 2012.

Flamand C, Larrieu S, Couvy F, Jouves B, Josseran L, Filleul L. Validation of a Syndromic Surveillance System using General Practioner House Calls Network, Bordeaux, France. Eurosurveillance. 2008;13(25). Available at: http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=18905. Accessed March 1, 2012.

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