Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Public Health Surveillance and Survey Data Collections in the United States

This resource addresses the need for enhanced surveillance data during the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges of establishing a unified national surveillance system. It emphasizes the importance of comprehensive surveillance and sampled data collection.

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Disease Tracking and Surveillance

Disease surveillance helps us detect disease cases, understand burden of disease and risk factors, provide the basis for timely and informed decision-making, guide control measures, and monitor impacts. Since the onset of COVID-19, surveillance efforts have worked to provide real-time tracking and forecast data, despite challenges with diagnostic capacity, case reporting, insufficient contact tracing, and fragmented data systems. COVID-19 has highlighted the need to invest in modern data systems, expand and skill up the workforce, and ensure data reporting and interpretation retain high ethical and epidemiological standards.

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Public Health