Learning Module: Data Sources for NCD Surveillance

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Department of health and Human Services, Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Date published
Sep, 2013
Last updated
26 Nov 2019


Participants learn the major types of data sources that are used for NCD surveillance data collection activities.  After approximately 90 minutes of an interactive, facilitator-led discussion, participants are given a scenario in which they need to collect data for NCD-related surveillance.  Working in a small group, participants identify the data source(s) to use and include at least one advantage and one disadvantage for each source. The facilitator guide contains copies of all slides and guidelines on what to say and do for each slide.  It also contains the skill assessment (i.e., exercise) and potential answers.  The participant guide contains copies of all slides, some key points, a place to take notes, and all exercises. Note:  You must have "instructor" membership status to download the (MS Word) facilitator guide and PowerPoint presentation.