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University of Nebraska Public Policy Center

Public Health Surveillance System Evaluation

Center researchers, working closely with NDHHS – Division of Public Health staff, developed a Brief Evaluation Protocol for use in evaluating public health surveillance systems. Two systems were evaluated during the development of this protocol: the Nebraska State Immunization Information System (NESIIS), and the Adult Tobacco Survey (ATS). Public Health staff were also trained on use of the protocol.

To further build surveillance system evaluation capacity within the Division of Public Health, the Public Policy Center is currently providing coaching and specific evaluation training to Public Health staff who are leading their own surveillance system evaluations. It is intended that this will inform fine-tuning of the Brief Evaluation Protocol for future use in evaluating additional public health surveillance systems.

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