The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) BioSense 2.0 Program provides local, state, and federal partners a timely regional and national picture of trends in disease syndromes and situational awareness. BioSense is undergoing a redesign that is user-centered and based on a community-owned cloud infrastructure. This offers local health departments (LHDs) and the public health surveillance community an infrastructure they have never had before.
NACCHO, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists CSTE, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials ASTHO, and the International Society for Disease Surveillance ISDS are partnering to manage the governance and use of this infrastructure and are recruiting states and localities to participate.
What BioSense 2.0 means for local health departments:
Through the new features provided by BioSense 2.0, local health departments can now:
NEW! BioSense 2.0 Kit
BioSense 2.0 Grant (posted 05/11/2012)
Public Health Situation Awareness Topics
BioSense 2.0 is on schedule to roll out in November 2011
BioSense 2.0: Constructing a 21st Century Surveillance System—Behind the Scenes
These are exciting times! The BioSense 2.0 November 15 rollout is just around the corner, and the Redesign team is working diligently to construct an environment with data, information, and tools to better prepare for and coordinate responses to safeguard and improve the health of the nation. And though the road to BioSense 2.0 has been paved with numerous tasks and to-dos, we thought it would be great to step away from the shop and share a bit about our current activities. Read more »