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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

Content type: Abstract

Overdoses of heroin and prescription opioids are a growing cause of mortality in the United States. Deaths from opioids have contributed to a rise in the overall mortality rate of middle-aged white males during an era when other demographics are experiencing life expectancy gains. A successful... Read more

Content type: Abstract

Overview of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

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William Heisel, Director of Global Engagement, IHME 

Content type: Webinar

This is the second installment of the ISDS Opioid Surveillance Webinar Series, June - July, 2017. Click here for Part 1 of the Opioid Surveillance Webinar Series and here for Part 3.

 

The presentation will address the unique challenges of surveillance or prescription... Read more

Content type: Webinar

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Reliable methods are needed to monitor the public health impact of changing laws and perceptions about marijuana. Structured and free-text emergency department (ED) visit data offer an opportunity to monitor the impact of these changes in near-real time. Our... Read more

Content type: Journal Article

The NSSP Support Team will present an overview on the plans for a future Master Facility Table user interface (UI) designed to replace the current excel-spreadsheet update process. The presentation will feature mock-ups of the UI screens, descriptions of the proposed functionality, and allow... Read more

Content type: Webinar

This is the first installment of the ISDS Opioid Surveillance Webinar Series, June - July, 2017. Click here for Part 2 of the Opioid Surveillance Webinar Series and here for Part 3.

 

This presentation describes how CDC has partnered with states to develop case definitions... Read more

Content type: Webinar

This presentation addresses the legal principles framing the collection, use, and release of health data for public health activities, including issues such as privacy, confidentiality, HIPAA, and data use agreements.

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Rachel L. Hulkower, JD, MSPH, Public Health Analyst,... Read more

Content type: Webinar

This Primer, developed by the Network for Public Health Law and posted on June 5, 2017, outlines major public health concerns underlying Zika virus and discusses legal preparedness and response issues. These include legal issues related to testing and screening, surveillance and reporting,... Read more

Content type: References

This resource, developed by the Network for Public Health Law and released on June 8, 2017, summarizes state naloxone access and Good Samaritan laws.

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"Fatal drug overdose has increased more than six-fold in the past three decades, and now claims the lives of over 36,000... Read more

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