Federal Public Health Surveillance (E is for Epi, Session 4.2)

Fee:None
Length: 35 minutes
Description:This training provides an overview of federal public health surveillance; primarily the role of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in national surveillance programs and includes examples of federal surveillance systems, and some examples that illustrate the basic tenets of surveillance data analysis.

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).
PERLC

Learning Objectives

Training Personnel

Author:

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

Narrator:

Rachel Wilfert, MD, MPH, CPH
Deputy Director, UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness

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)
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.

References

Disease Maps 2011 [Web page]. US Geological Survey. Available at: http://diseasemaps.usgs.gov/. Accessed March 1, 2012.

Epidemiology Program Office [Web page]. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/epo/. Accessed March 1, 2012.

Reportable Communicable Diseases - North Carolina. Raleigh: General Communicable Disease Control Branch, Epidemiology Section, Division of Public Health, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. NC Communicable Disease Reports. Available at: http://epi.publichealth.nc.gov/cd/figures.html#cds Accessed March 1, 2012.

Klein R, Schoenborn C. Age Adjustment Using the 2000 Projected U.S. Population. National Center for Health Statistics / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; January 2001. Healthy People 2010 Statistical Notes: No. 20. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/statnt/statnt20.pdf. Accessed March 1, 2012.

Last JM. A Dictionary of Epidemiology. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 1988.

Teutsch S, Churchill R. Principles and Practice of Public Health Surveillance. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 1994.

Background: West Nile Virus [Web page]. US Geological Survey; October 3, 2001. Available at: http://diseasemaps.usgs.gov/wnv_background.html. Accessed March 1, 2012.

CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr.

CDC Division of Preparedness and Emerging Infections, http://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/dpei/.

CDC Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, http://www.cdc.gov/osels/.

Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, http://www.cste.org.

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