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This training, offered by the Gillings School of Global Public Health, provides an introduction to public health surveillance and how it works. The different types of surveillance--passive, active, and syndromic--are discussed as are the applications of surveillance data, and some of the limitations and challenges involved in conducting surveillance. It is part of the E is for Epidemiology training series developed to introduce non-epidemiologists to the basic concepts of epidemiology.
- Explain the surveillance “feedback loop” of data and information flow through local, state, and federal channels
- Describe characteristics of three different types of surveillance: active, passive, and syndromic
- List 5 applications of public health surveillance