The Infectious Disease Surveillance Program conducts
active, passive, sentinel, and syndromic surveillance investigations on
notifiable conditions with local medical providers, hospitals, schools,
and universities, and other public health stakeholders. Surveillance
efforts consist of a systematic collection, analysis and interpretation
of health-related data needed for the planning, implementation, and
evaluation of public health practice.
as an early warning system for impending public health emergencies at
the local, state, national, & international level(s);
Documents the impact of an intervention, or track progress towards specified goals; and
and clarifies the epidemiology of health problems, to allow priorities
to be set and to inform public health policy and strategies.