Boston Public Health Commission Leads the Charge in Expanding the Use of Syndromic Surveillance

A few months ago, NACCHO staff made a trip to the Bean City for a visit with the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC). There we discovered the great work that goes behind Boston’s syndromic surveillance system. BPHC demonstrated their emphasis on community collaboration and leveraging of information sources in creating an excellent model that has informed public policy and community engagement.

Syndromic surveillance systems can use data sources to confirm diseases prior to even receiving the laboratory results. To learn more about the work that BPHC is doing and about syndromic surveillance view the video below.

How is your organization using data sources for effective disease detection?

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