Research: Surveillance

This project ended on September 29, 2012.

Project Title
Public Health Surveillance Systems

Principal Investigators 

NC Division of Public Health Liaison

Research Question
How can North Carolina’s surveillance systems be improved to enhance public health preparedness?

Goal
To systematically assess the performance of timely, electronic public health surveillance systems in North Carolina and, based on the assessments, develop, implement and analyze interventions for system performance improvement.

Aims (Year 1)

  1. Assess surveillance needs and uses to inform the development of interventions to improve the role of surveillance in public health preparedness and response (PHPR) in North Carolina.
  2. Examine the system capacity, processes, outputs and outcomes of North Carolina Disease Event Tracking and Epidemiologic Collection Tool (NC DETECT) to develop system interventions to improve NC DETECT functionality for PHPR.

Publications, Presentations & Research Briefs