Development of an Infectious Disease Surveillance Framework at Public Health Ontario

Description: 

Since its inception in 2008, PHO has grown through new funding to establish the agency, as well as a series of program transfers from the Government of Ontario, including ID surveillance. PHO’s current role in ID surveillance in Ontario is to support the public health and health care systems with surveillance information, tools, and resources for the prevention and control of IDs. PHO also provides scientific and technical expertise for IDs, including different aspects of surveillance (e.g., data entry requirements, statistical algorithms, provincial surveillance reports).

The overarching aim of the framework is to establish PHO’s key priorities, strategies, and actions to guide ID surveillance over the next five years and will help advance ID surveillance across Ontario. This is PHO’s first step towards a strategic and coordinated approach to ID surveillance.

Objective

This presentation will outline the development process for Public Health Ontario’s (PHO’s) first Infectious Disease Surveillance Framework (the framework), highlight key elements of the framework, and identify examples of infectious disease (ID) surveillance activities and projects that align with the framework.

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Original Publication Year: 
2014
Event/Publication Date: 
December, 2014

October 05, 2017

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