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Building a Public Health Community of Practice – A Biosurveillance Resource Compendium is a CD toolkit intended to help public health agencies implement an effective, comprehensive biosurveillance program.

Providing approximately 40 resources, the CD includes a series of articles on implementing biosurveillance initiatives, materials defining and discussing the development of a public health community of practice, specific examples of real-world tools and resources that have proven beneficial in North Texas (including system response protocols), and a research report on biosurveillance system efficacy.

Tarrant County Advanced Practice Center
 
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This toolkit contains two tutorials: Just-in-Time Trainings for Managing Disease Outbreak Information and Simple Steps to Create a Health Assessment.

Cambridge Advanced Practice Center, revised by the San Francisco Bay Area Advanced Practice Center
 
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This tip sheet is designed for epidemiologists, disease control and emergency preparedness directors, and information technology professionals. It highlights the importance of disease surveillance and the need for the right tools to help assess data accurately and in a timely manner.

Montgomery County Advanced Practice Center
 
[ HostedVideo, CD, Podcast ]

On The Safe Side: A Security Planning Toolkit for Public Health Emergencies was developed to assist local public health agencies, hospitals, and law enforcement agencies in planning for and responding to public health emergencies.

South Carolina Region 7 Advanced Practice Center
 
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This tip sheet highlights essential tasks in being prepared for outbreak investigations including the advance preparation of epidemiological questionnaires and other data collection resources.
Montgomery County Advanced Practice Center
 
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The Syndromic Surveillance for Epidemiological Investigation - Response Protocols for Disease Detection guides the target audience of both public heath and hospital workers in the understanding and development of response protocols to surveillance alerts. Content is a Web-based course that introduces the concept of response protocols and guides users on developing and using response protocols through a series of modules. A learning self-assessment is provided in the form of interactive scenarios prompting response to questions and providing answers with explanation. The product's content was tested at the 2009 Public Health Preparedness Summit through classroom didactic and evaluation forms. The requirements were vetted through CDC BioSense and local health department epidemiology reviews.
Tarrant County Advanced Practice Center
 
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Using ESSENCE IV — A Self-Paced Training Course is a CD-ROM training tool that provides interactive guidance to public health and healthcare providers in the understanding and use of surveillance software system, Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics or ESSENCE. It contains an objectives-based learning assessment that will introduce the software and highlight its values and applications through a series of modules: Module 1 describes the purpose of the software and its importance as a syndromic surveillance system; Module 2 navigates users through the application and learn the various functions of each page; Module 3 educates the user on the various statistical functions and algorithms employed in the system; Module 4 explores the use of alerts and queries in daily surveillance; and Module 5 applies the user's training to the investigation of “real-life” public health scenarios. The training tool incorporates the guidance and expertise provided by Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab in the development of this product.
Tarrant County Advanced Practice Center