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National efforts to improve quality in public health are closely tied to advancing capabilities in disease surveillance. Measures of public health quality provide data to demonstrate how public health programs, services, policies, and research achieve desired health outcomes and impact... Read more

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As part of public health protection activities conducted in support of the G8 Summit in Sea Island, GA, June 2004, DPH implemented SS in the state’s coastal region using information provided from ED visits, 911 calls, and pharmacy sales. Following this high-profile event, questions arose about... Read more

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There is national recognition of the need for cross-programmatic data and system coordination and integration for surveillance, prevention, response, and control implementation. To accomplish this public health must develop an informatics competency and create an achievable roadmap, supported by... Read more

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The CA/BC border region encompasses a wide range of ecosystems, topography, dense urban areas, and agricultural developments that coexist in a limited geographic area and create numerous humananimal-environmental interfaces. The region is recognized for its high biodiversity, the presence of... Read more

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 Following the development of an introductory Continuing Education (CME) course in syndromic surveillance, the Education and Training Committee of the International Society for Disease Surveillance recognized the need to educate future non-medical public health workers and reviewed courses... Read more

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Emergency management during a disaster entails innumerable challenges. Each disaster uniquely shapes the types and timing of information needed both to manage the disaster and to measure the impact on available resources, the environment, and community systems. Traditional public health... Read more

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Each year, Trust for America’s Health releases A Funding Crisis for Public Health and Safety: State-by-State and Federal Public Health Funding Facts and Recommendations to examine level of federal and state public health funding that each state receives. This review also provides policymakers... Read more

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By capturing the spatio-temporal organization of the data using a graph, GraphScan avoids the challenges associated with trying to “fit” incoming data into moving windows of predefined shapes and sizes. Whereas the popular space-time permutation scan statistic [1] attempts to find clusters... Read more

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A new TB case can be classified as: 1) a source case for transmission leading to other, secondary active TB cases; 2) a secondary case, resulting from recent transmission; or 3) an isolated case, uninvolved in recent transmission (i.e. neither source nor recipient). Source and secondary cases... Read more

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In November of 2011 BioSense 2.0 went live to provide tools for public health departments to process, store, and analyze meaningful use syndromic surveillance data. In February of 2012 ESSENCE was adapted to support meaningful use syndromic surveillance data and was installed on the Amazon... Read more

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