Monthly Archives: December 2014

Beneficial Practices for Improving Biosurveillance Toolkit – North Carolina Institute for Public Health

Please check out this great biosurveillance resource from the North Carolina Institute for Public Health – please see a message and relevant links from them below.

During 2014 we hosted a 4-part webinar series and created a series of “highlights” from the webinars including partner-contributed resources; delivered an online training module; and prepared a report with recommendations on peer assistance all with the aim of sharing beneficial practices for improving biosurveillance.

We have just pulled all these resources together and invite you to explore the Beneficial Practices for Improving Biosurveillance Toolkit found at:

http://sph.unc.edu/nciph/biosurveillance-toolkit/

This is the final deliverable of a two-year project funded by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.  We want to thank the many partners who worked with us over the past two years and especially the health departments from Boston, New York City and Indianapolis who shared their stories, practices and resources for dealing with mass gatherings, natural disasters and disease outbreaks. We also want to thank webinar guests Dr. Chesley Richards, CDC Deputy Director for Public Health Scientific Services and Director, Office of Public Health Scientific Services at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Dr. Perry Smith, former State Epidemiologist, New York State Department of Health.  And finally we want to thank our colleagues at the Public Health Practices program at the Center for Infectious Disease Outreach and Policy (CIDRAP) who are hosting the resources contributed by our partners.

Best regards,

The Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill