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Noncommunicable Diseases: Evaluating Surveillance Systems

Ended Sep 30, 2022

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Full course description

Welcome to the Evaluating Surveillance Systems course. According to the CDC, public health surveillance is “the ongoing systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of health-related data essential to planning, implementation, and evaluation of public health practice.” This course will help you understand the steps of the CDC framework for evaluating surveillance systems.  This course is aligned to FETP Competency 1 and is intended for FETP mentors and residents.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to learn how this framework can be used to evaluate a surveillance system through a case study of a hypertension surveillance evaluation in the US-affiliated Pacific Islands.

Course Learning Objectives

●            Identify the basic concepts of why and when to evaluate a surveillance system.

●            Discuss the six key steps in evaluating a surveillance system.

●            Explain how the surveillance system of a US-affiliated Pacific Island was evaluated.