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Presented February 26, 2019.

This webinar is the second installment of the 2-part NSSP CoP Expert Panel Webinar Series on Being a Leader in Your Community.  Click here to view Part I: Leading Community Groups

As a continuation of learning how members can become leaders of their... Read more

Content type: Webinar

A goal of biosurveillance is to identify incidents that require a public health response. The challenge is creating specific definitions of such incidents so they can be detected. In syndromic surveillance, this is accomplished by classifying emergency department chief complaints, nurse triage... Read more

Content type: Abstract

Presentation ends at 34:14.

In the summer of 2013, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) began planning for Super Bowl XLVIII to be held on February 2, 2014, in Met Life Stadium, located in the Meadowlands of Bergen County in northeast New Jersey.  NJDOH Staff participated in the... Read more

Content type: Webinar

In the summer of 2001, New Jersey (NJ) was in the process of developing surveillance activities for bioterrorism. On September 11, 2001, the U.S. suffered a major terrorist attack. Approximately a month later, Anthrax-laced letters were processed through a New Jersey Postal Distribution Center (... Read more

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In New Jersey, Health Monitoring Systems Inc.’s (HMS) EpiCenter collects chief complaint data for syndromic surveillance from 79 of 80 emergency departments (ED). Using keyword algorithms, these visits are classified into syndrome categories for monitoring unusual health events.

HAIs are... Read more

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In early May of 2013, two chemical spills occurred within high schools in Atlantic county. These incidents, occurring within a week of each other, highlighted the need to strengthen statewide syndromic surveillance of illnesses caused by such exposures. In response to these spills, a new '... Read more

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Hurricane ‘Superstorm’ Sandy struck New Jersey on October 29, 2012, causing harm to the health of New Jersey residents and billions of dollars of damage to businesses, transportation, and infrastructure. Monitoring health outcomes for increased illness and injury due to a severe weather event is... Read more

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The opioid drug overdose crisis presents serious challenges to state-based public health surveillance programs, not the least of which is uncertainty in the detection of cases in existing data systems. New Jersey historically had slightly higher unintentional drug overdose death rates than the... Read more

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In New Jersey, real-time emergency department (ED) data are currently received from EDs by Health Monitoring Systems Inc.’s (HMS) EpiCenter, which collects, manages and analyzes ED registration data for syndromic surveillance, and provides alerts to state and local health departments for... Read more

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Following Hurricane Superstorm Sandy, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) developed indicators to enhance syndromic surveillance for extreme weather events in EpiCenter, an online system that collects and analyzes real-time chief complaint emergency department (ED) data and classifies... Read more

Content type: Journal Article

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