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Mass gatherings can result in morbidity and mortality from communicable and non-communicable diseases, injury, and bioterrorism. Therefore, it is important to identify event-related visits as opposed to community-related visits when conducting public health surveillance. Previous mass gatherings... Read more

Rates of student absenteeism in schools have been mainly used to detect outbreaks in schools and prompt public health action to stop local transmission. A report by Kim Mogto et al.  stated that aggregated counts of school absenteeism (SAi) were correlated with PPFluA, but the sample may have... Read more

Kansas storms can occur without warning and have potential to cause a multitude of health issues. Extreme weather preparedness and event monitoring for public health effects is being developed as a function of syndromic surveillance at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The... Read more

Kansas storms can occur without warning and have potential to cause a multitude of health issues. Extreme weather preparedness and event monitoring for public health effects is being developed as a function of syndromic surveillance at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The... Read more

Poison Control Center and Public Health Community of Practice webinar held August 31, 2017. Presentation by the Tennessee Department of Health and Poison Center

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Reliable methods are needed to monitor the public health impact of changing laws and perceptions about marijuana. Structured and free-text emergency department (ED) visit data offer an opportunity to monitor the impact of these changes in near-real time. Our... Read more

This resource, developed by the Network for Public Health Law and released on July 17, 2017, provides a brief overview of jurisdictions with statutory and regulatory provisions legalizing medical marijuana use. The survey compiles key information concerning legal provisions for medical marijuana... Read more

Eighteen states have adopted Limited Access Marijuana Product Laws permitting only low (or zero) Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and high Cannabidiol (CBD) products to treat several, often specified conditions, usually uncontrolled epilepsy disorders. THC is the psychoactive substance in marijuana... Read more

This is the first part of the third installment of the ISDS Opioid Surveillance Webinar Series, held on July 27, 2017.

The goal of this ongoing collaboration is to work together to develop a standard case definition for opioid abuse/poisoning, which would then be applicable in multiple... Read more

This is the second part of the third installment of the ISDS Opioid Surveillance Webinar Series, held on July 27, 2017. Part 2 starts at 44:32.

This presentation will focus on using multiple data sources housed within Florida’s syndromic surveillance system to monitor drug overdoses... Read more

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