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Principles & Practice of Public Health Surveillance$
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Lisa M. Lee, Steven M. Teutsch, Stephen B. Thacker, and Michael E. St. Louis

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195372922

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372922.001.0001

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Communicating Public Health Surveillance Information for Action

Communicating Public Health Surveillance Information for Action

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(p.146) 7 Communicating Public Health Surveillance Information for Action
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Principles & Practice of Public Health Surveillance
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Patrick L. Remington

David E. Nelson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372922.003.0007

This chapter begins by differentiating communication from dissemination. It goes on to outline the key uses of public health surveillance data, including detecting and controlling outbreaks; determining the etiology and natural history of disease; evaluating control measures; detecting control measures in disease agents and health practices; and facilitating formulation of health policy. The chapter then outlines a model and framework for communicating public health surveillance information, including developing and framing messages, choosing the proper communication channel, and evaluating the process.

Keywords:   dissemination, communication, framework, model, information for action, data use, surveillance, outbreaks

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