About the Workshops
Data sharing between jurisdictions is key to strengthening public health surveillance. To facilitate data sharing on a regional basis, ISDS convened eight Syndromic Surveillance Data Sharing Workshops from May 2013 to June 2015 with the support of ASTHO and CDC. The workshops brought together syndromic surveillance professionals from Health and Human Services Regions 1-7 and 10 to discuss the benefits and barriers of data sharing and develop action items for improving regional data sharing. Workshops in Region 8 and 9 are planned for 2016.Workshop Goals:
The objectives of the workshops were for participants to:
1. Advance their skills in syndromic surveillance practice;
2. Examine and share best practices in analytic methods;
3. Develop action steps for advancing inter-jurisdictional data sharing and regional protocols; and
4. Foster collaboration among the peer network of surveillance professionals.
Workshop participants submitted a Letter to BioSense Governance reflecting their thoughts on BioSense's functionalities. You can read the Letter here .
Final Report (to view the report with appendices, see the google document)