Friday, September 23, 2016: 9:30 AM-10:45 AM
STD surveillance programs monitor trends in reported cases of notifiable conditions. While case-based reporting is the foundation of STD surveillance, additional strategies are needed to understand the population factors driving disease rates , to compensate for weaknesses in surveillance data, and to support assessment of the disease sequelae (such as infertility caused by chlamydia) that public health efforts work to prevent. Available data include testing and other data on the population at risk for disease, sentinel surveillance of various types, survey data, and data on disease sequelae. Presenters experienced in working with state and national STD data will describe their efforts in integrating and evaluating of data across this spectrum. Challenges inherent to acquiring and integrating these data and strategies for effective use of integrated data will be discussed. Finally, novel ideas for monitoring STD program impact using these broader data will be presented.
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