Surveillance Database

Instructions

Surveillance Database

Explore the CDC Wonder website. Select a potential health problem from the following CDC Wonder Databases:

  • Environment
  • Mortality
  • Population

Tasks:

Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, research your selected surveillance database. Based on your research, create a 3- to 4-page Microsoft Word report that covers the following aspects in detail:

  • Describe and explain the main surveillance data collected in the database of interest.
  • Describe the aspects of how clinical and administrative systems contribute data used in public health surveillance.
  • Analyze how existing surveillance systems and health information systems serve forces driving change, including healthcare reform and bioterrorism (anthrax, food/water contamination and air borne contaminations).

Submission Details:

  • Support your responses with examples. Cite any sources in APA format.