Syndromic Surveillance Regional Data Sharing Workshop: HHS Region 5


Thirteen surveillance professionals from seven state and local public health agencies in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) Region 5 planned and participated in the 2-day Workshop. The participants selected data sharing for heatrelated illness surveillance using BioSense 2.0 as a use case to focus Workshop activities and discussions.

Assessment findings indicated that Workshop participation increased syndromic surveillance data sharing among Region 5 jurisdictions and, furthermore, built new knowledge and skills that advanced surveillance competencies and performance. Survey data showed that 13 new data sharing partnerships are underway or planned as a result of the Workshop. Comparisons of participant responses on a syndromic surveillance skills inventory before and after workshop participation indicated positive gains in skills for:

  •  Data processing;
  •  Data analysis and interpretation;
  •  Communicating syndromic surveillance information;
  •  Data quality assurance; and
  •  Establishing data sharing partnerships.
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August, 2013

August 28, 2017

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