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Introduction to Evaluating Surveillance Systems (On Demand-No CE)



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PLEASE NOTE: No CE but a certificate is available upon completion of requirements.

This recorded training will provide a brief overview of how public health surveillance systems work, what qualities make a surveillance system effective, why these systems are important, and what methodologies are used for evaluation.

Originally presented on September 22, 2022. 


Public health practitioners working in infectious disease, emergency preparedness, and response

Learning Objectives

  • Define public health surveillance
  • Identify the three characteristics of an effective public health surveillance system 
  • Explain the process for evaluating surveillance systems 


Kahler Stone, DrPH, MPH, Assistant Professor, Middle Tennessee State University


Public Health Prepared is the workforce development and public health practice branch of the broader Michigan Center for Infectious Disease Threats & Pandemic Preparedness (MCIDT) initiative, funded by the University of Michigan. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by Public Health Prepared, MCIDT, or the University of Michigan.

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