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A report jointly released by the de Beaumont Foundation and Johns Hopkins University, Using Electronic Health Data for Community Health: Example Cases and Legal Analysis provides public health departments with a framework that will allow them to request data from hospitals and health systems in... Read more

Content type: Report

This report, published April 2017 from Human Rights Watch, explores measures required for an effective program to prevent opioid overdose deaths and current legal, policy and other challenges to be addressed.

Content type: Report

Released October 2017. Prepared by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Clinton Foundation, Clinton Health Matters Initiative.

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While prescription opioids serve an invaluable role for the treatment of cancer pain and pain at the end... Read more

Content type: Report

CDC has updated the estimated range maps for Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus mosquitoes by using a model that predicts possible geographic ranges for these mosquitoes in the contiguous United States. The model used county-level records, historical records, and suitable climate variables to... Read more

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In general, data from public health surveillance can be used for short- and long-term planning and response through retrospective data analysis of trends over time or specific events. Combining health outcome data (e.g., hospitalizations or deaths) with environmental and socio-demographic... Read more

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Syndromic surveillance is the near real-time monitoring of key health indicators in emergency department (ED) and urgent care visits. Oregon ESSENCE tracks the number of visits for specific patient symptoms using chief complaints (what the patient says is the reason for their visit) and... Read more

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This report, published January 27, 2017 by the Office of Epidemiology and Prevention Services with the West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources, is an outbreak report developed in response to an opioid-related overdose incident that occured in Huntington, West Virginia on August... Read more

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National Health Statistics Reports, Number 100, January 23, 2017.

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This report describes a collaboration between the National Center for Health Statistics and the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control to develop proposed surveillance case definitions for injury... Read more

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On April 20, 2017, the U.S. Census Bureau hosted a meeting with approximately 20 representatives from the health data community. Attendees included representatives from health information exchanges (HIEs), state and local public health departments, health data associations, and the Department of... Read more

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The International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) fills the need for a practical forum and coordinating mechanism for collaboration among subject matter experts (SMEs) from stakeholder groups that may normally not interact but who, when brought together, enable innovative approaches to... Read more

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