The June session of Hot Topics in Practice will explore the role of syndromic surveillance within Alaska’s Tribal Health System (ATHS). Syndromic data can be used as an early detection and warning system for public health concerns, such as flu outbreaks, opioid overdoses, infections, and natural disasters. This presentation will draw upon data derived from a partnership between the Alaska Department of Health and the Alaska Native Epidemiology Center, and will explore the various ways syndromic data are being used to serve Tribal Health Organizations across the state and to improve the state’s overall syndromic surveillance program.
During this hour-long webinar, Anna Frick and Lowrie Ward will present syndromic surveillance data gathered from a partnership between the Alaska Department of Health and the Alaska Native Epidemiology Center. Anna and Lowrie will explore the uniqueness of the ATHS and the various ways that syndromic data are being used to strengthen the state’s syndromic surveillance program while serving Tribal Health Organization partners.
Register today to learn about the ways syndromic survey data are being used to inform and serve Alaska’s Tribal Health System.
Anna Frick, MPH, CIC
Research Analyst II, State of Alaska
Lowrie Ward, MPH, CPH, PMP
Senior Epidemiologist, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Alaska Native Epidemiology Center
These monthly Web-conferencing events, sponsored by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, provide an authoritative hour-long forum for discussing topics that are important to the public health practice community and the tribal health units in the six Northwest states: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.