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Presented February 26, 2019.

This webinar is the second installment of the 2-part NSSP CoP Expert Panel Webinar Series on Being a Leader in Your Community.  Click here to view Part I: Leading Community Groups

As a continuation of learning how members can become leaders of their... Read more

Content type: Webinar

Syndromic surveillance uses near-real-time emergency department and other health care data for enhancing public health situational awareness and informing public health activities. In recent years, continued progress has been made in developing and strengthening syndromic surveillance activities... Read more

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The NJ syndromic surveillance system, EpiCenter, developed an algorithm to quantify HRI visits using chief complaint data. While heat advisories are released by the National Weather Service, an effective HRI algorithm could provide real-time health impact information that could be used to... Read more

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On July 11, 2012, New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) Communicable Disease Service (CDS) surveillance staff received email notification of a statewide anomaly in EpiCenter for Paralysis. Two additional anomalies followed within three hours. Since Paralysis Anomalies are uncommon, staff... Read more

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BioSense is a national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) initiative to improve the nation's capabilities for early event detection and situational awareness. BioSense data includes Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs ambulatory care diagnoses and procedures, as well as... Read more

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A goal of biosurveillance is to identify incidents that require a public health response. The challenge is creating specific definitions of such incidents so they can be detected. In syndromic surveillance, this is accomplished by classifying emergency department chief complaints, nurse triage... Read more

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Presentation ends at 34:14.

In the summer of 2013, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) began planning for Super Bowl XLVIII to be held on February 2, 2014, in Met Life Stadium, located in the Meadowlands of Bergen County in northeast New Jersey.  NJDOH Staff participated in the... Read more

Content type: Webinar

In the summer of 2001, New Jersey (NJ) was in the process of developing surveillance activities for bioterrorism. On September 11, 2001, the U.S. suffered a major terrorist attack. Approximately a month later, Anthrax-laced letters were processed through a New Jersey Postal Distribution Center (... Read more

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In New Jersey, Health Monitoring Systems Inc.’s (HMS) EpiCenter collects chief complaint data for syndromic surveillance from 79 of 80 emergency departments (ED). Using keyword algorithms, these visits are classified into syndrome categories for monitoring unusual health events.

HAIs are... Read more

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In early May of 2013, two chemical spills occurred within high schools in Atlantic county. These incidents, occurring within a week of each other, highlighted the need to strengthen statewide syndromic surveillance of illnesses caused by such exposures. In response to these spills, a new '... Read more

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