Mapping for Surveillance and Outbreak Investigation (FOCUS, Volume 5.2)

Fee:None
Length: 40 minutes
Description:This issue of FOCUS discusses how maps can be used in field epidemiology practice, as well as some commonly-used computer software programs that can capture and analyze data and integrate them into a spatial display.
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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

Authors:

Dionne C.G. Law, PhD

Rachel A. Wilfert, MD, MPH

FOCUS Workgroup

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
1A4. Uses information technology in accessing, collecting, analyzing, using, maintaining, and disseminating data and information (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
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
1B4. Uses information technology in accessing, collecting, analyzing, using, maintaining, and disseminating data and information (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
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)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 3
1C4. Uses information technology in accessing, collecting, analyzing, using, maintaining, and disseminating data and information (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
Public Health Preparedness Capabilities
Capability 13, Function 2: Conduct public health and epidemiological investigations
Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies
2.4. Collect data according to protocol.
2.5. Manage the recording and/or transcription of data according to protocol.

References

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Macgregor-Skinner G. Avian influenza H5N1: Getting our ducks in a row. Presentation at: 5th Annual "One Medicine" Symposium; December 12-13, 2007; Durham, NC.

Brooker S, Beasley M, Ndinaromtan M, et al. Use of remote sensing and a geographical information system in a national helminth control programme in Chad. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2002;80:783-789.

McKee KT, Shields TM, Jenkins PR, Zenilman JM, Glass GE. Application of a geographic information system to the tracking and control of an outbreak of shigellosis. Clin Infect Dis. 2000;31:728-733.

Gesink Law DC, Bernstein KT, Serre ML, et al. Modeling a syphilis outbreak through space and time using the Bayesian maximum entropy approach. Ann Epidemiol. 2006;16:797-804.

Law DCG, Serre ML, Christakos G, Leone PA, Miller WC. Spatial analysis and mapping of sexually transmitted diseases to optimise intervention and prevention strategies. Sex Transm Infect. 2004;80:294-299.

ArcPad-Mobile GIS software for field mapping applications. ESRI Web site. http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/arcpad/index.html. Accessed April 23, 2008.

Holmes EE. Basic epidemiological concepts in a spatial context. In: Tilman D, Kareiva P, eds. Spatial Ecology : The Role of Space in Population Dynamics and Interspecific Interactions. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press; 1997:111-136.

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