NCD Surveillance in Public Health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Date published
Sep, 2013
Last updated
31 Jan 2020


Participants learn about the role of surveillance in NCD public health, the structure, function, and operational aspects of public health surveillance systems, and examples of surveillance systems. After approximately 4 hours of an interactive, facilitator-led discussion, participants are asked to read about an NCD surveillance system. They answer questions about whether the surveillance system is active or passive, draw a diagram that depicts the flow of data, and identify possible sources of selection bias and information bias for an NCD surveillance system.

Note: 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. 

You must have "instructor" membership status to download the (MS Word) facilitator guide and PowerPoint presentation.