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Disease Reporting and Investigation

NWCPHP conducts research that investigates how disease surveillance can be improved will help communities respond to public health emergencies.

An important function of public health is to monitor the prevalence of disease within populations. To help communities better respond to public health emergencies, our researchers are investigating how disease surveillance can be improved. 

Completed Projects

Physician uses computer while talking on phone.Health Information Exchange Innovation to Improve the Efficiency of Public Health Disease Investigation
This research assessed how an innovation made to a system that operates within a health information exchange affects condition reporting to public health departments.

stacks of Petri dishesPublic Health Systems Research: Disease Reporting, Investigation, and Response
Researchers identified characteristics of state health departments associated with performance in communicable disease detection, investigation, and response.