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Surveillance and a little bit more

Overview of surveillance and other related activities (population health assessment, research, evaluation etc.) for Regional Infection Control Co-ordinator meeting May 11, 2011.
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Ruth Sanderson

on 3 October 2011

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Transcript of Surveillance and a little bit more

Surveillance is the eyes and ears of public health... 1. includes measuring, monitoring, and reporting on the status of a population's health, including determinants of health and health inequities

provides the information necessary to understand the health of populations through the collaborative development and ongoing maintenance of population health profiles, identification of challenges and opportunities, and monitoring of the health impacts of public health practice Population Health Assessment 2. Research Exploring an issue or investigating a question is accomplished through research- the organized and purposeful collection analysis, interpretation of data

research may involve the primary collection of new data or the analysis or synthesis of existing data and research findings 3. Program Evaluation the systematic gathering, analysis, and reporting of data about a program to assist in decision-making.

includes quanitative, qualitative, and mixed-method approaches

produces the information needed to support the establishment of new programs and services (needs assessment); assess whether evidence-informed programs are carried out with the necessary reach, intensity, and duration (process evaluation); or document the effectiveness and efficiency of prgrams and services (outcome evaluation). 4. Epidemiology The study of the distribution and determinants of health related states or events in populations, applied to control of health problems ...the symptoms and signs that lead to community diagnosis (or even confirm that all is well). Surveillance ...and don't forget:
there is a lot more to surveillance than meets the eye so be on the lookout for new deas! & a little bit more ... “We build too many walls and not enough bridges”
Sir Isaac Newton 1642-1727 let's build bridges Surveillance is the ongoing collection, collation, and analysis of health-related information that is communicated in a timely manner to all who need to know, so that action can be taken.
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