UPDATED: Syndromic Surveillance 101 - An Introductory Course in Syndromic Surveillance

Description: 

An Online Training Course

Ever wonder what syndromic surveillance is? How it is applied? This introduction to syndromic surveillance answers your questions and gives you a foundation for understanding how surveillance is used by public health professionals to understand health threats.

 

This video introduces the viewer to the basics of syndromic surveillance and offers a high-level overview of the many uses of this public health tool. Topics covered in this training include:

  • Definition of Syndromic Surveillance
  • Types of data sources (admit, discharge, chief complaint, EMS, poison control center, etc.)
  • Strengths and Limitations
  • Examples of use:
    • tracking flu season
    • weather related events (hurricanes, wild fires)
    • mass gathering surveillance
    • opioid response
    • as a component of emergency response
    • as an information source to improve worksite wellness/safety preparedness exercise
  • Privacy, Confidentiality, HIPAA
  • Syndromic Surveillance Use for the Clinical World
  • Overview of NSSP/BioSense Platform- updated map, next steps
  • ISDS CoP-explain the community and how to get involved; Knowledge Repository 

 

Links referenced in this presentation are provided below for your convenience:

8th minute

To learn more about the NSSP: https://www.cdc.gov/nssp/index.html

27th minute

Resource referenced: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6649a6.htm

35th minute

National Syndromic Surveillance Program: https://www.cdc.gov/nssp/index.html

International Society for Disease Surveillance: (this website)

Surveillance Knowledge Repository: https://www.surveillancerepository.org

Syndromic Surveillance Climate and Health Guidance Document: https://www.surveillancerepository.org/syndromic-surveillance-climate-and-health-guidance-document 

 

Financial support for the project was provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through the National Surveillance Program Community of Practice (NSSP-CoP): Strengthening Health Surveillance Capabilities Nationwide Cooperative Agreement (Grant #1 NU500E000098-01).

Original Publication Year: 
2018
Event/Publication Date: 
November, 2018

November 29, 2018

Contact Us

National Syndromic
Surveillance Program

Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention

Email:nssp@cdc.gov

The National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) is a collaboration among states and public health jurisdictions that contribute data to the BioSense Platform, public health practitioners who use local syndromic surveillance systems, CDC programs, other federal agencies, partner organizations, hospitals, healthcare professionals, and academic institutions.

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