[EpiData-list] Epola Contact tracing and risk assessment system

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Sun Nov 2 22:51:35 CST 2014

Well, not EpiData, so perhaps a little off-topic, but see below the
========== about an Epi Info application and training.

--Chris Ryan
Binghamton, NY USA


Sent to the Epi Methods Subcommittee

See the Epi Info training opportunity below.  The deadline to respond is
November 14, 2014.

Jessica Pittman, MPH, CHES
Associate Research Analyst
Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
2872 Woodcock Blvd. Suite 250
Atlanta, GA  30341
Phone: 770-458-3811
Fax: 770-458-8516

Website: www.cste.org

From: Jeff Engel [mailto:amasters=cste.org at mail20.wdc01.mcdlv.net] On
Behalf Of Jeff Engel
Sent: Friday, October 31, 2014 9:01 AM
To: Jessica Pittman
Subject: Epi Info Training Opportunity: Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Module

Epi Info Training Opportunity: Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Module

Dear State Epidemiologists, Deputy State Epidemiologists, and CLUE,

We are pleased to announce that CSTE is partnering with CDC to offer an
Epi Info 7 Viral Hemorrhagic Fever (VHF) Outbreak Management App
Train-the-Trainer Workshop in Atlanta December 10-11, 2014. The Epi Info
VHF app (http://epiinfovhf.codeplex.com/) is designed to provide case
management, contact tracing, analysis, and reporting services during
outbreaks of Ebola and other viral hemorrhagic fevers.  The workshop
will prepare participants to use the VHF app as well as tools to provide
training and technical assistance to colleagues.

This workshop is intended for individuals that already have experience
with Epi Info 7 and are interested in gaining skills to provide Epi Info
VHF app training and technical assistance to others at their health
departments. Prerequisites for the workshop include:

    Completion of an Epi Info 7 Intro Course
    1 year of experience using Epi Info 7

CSTE is sponsoring travel for up to 30 participants for this workshop.
Please distribute and/or recommend potential candidates in your agency
who may be interested in this opportunity to send a letter of interest
(not to exceed 1 page) by Friday, November 14 to Amanda Masters at
amasters at cste.org.

Interested candidates should indicate the following in their letter of

    How they meet the prerequisites listed above. Please include the
date and title of the Epi Info course(s) and experience with Epi Info 7
    Description of how they anticipate using this workshop to provide
training at their health departments

CSTE will fund only one candidate per public health agency for this
train-the-trainer workshop.

For questions or more information, please contact CSTE Director of
Workforce Development Amanda Masters at amasters at cste.org or 770-458-3811.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides funding for this
activity through Cooperative Agreement OT13-1302, “OSTLTS
Partnerships—Building Capacity of the Public Health System to Improve
Population Health through National, Nonprofit Organizations”

Copyright © 2014 The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists,
All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
2872 Woodcock Boulevard
Suite 250
Atlanta, GA 30341

epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca wrote:
> Hello List,
> As a District Medical Officer, I will have to prepare for Contact tracing
> and risk assessment/managing the follow-up of contacts if an unsuspected
> Ebola case should surface in my community.
> I have started to think of a call center / health care registration system
> in EpiData Manager with relate feature: One event/Index case, several
> contacts with contact details, and follow-up details of contacts. In the
> event that one of the contacts should develop symptoms, then the secondary
> case´s contacts will have to be traced. The design of the system certainly
> needs some consideration.
> This is a global concern, and I imagine several organizations probably
> already have made or have plans to develop such a system. EpiData´s
> share-friendly approach should be ideal under current circumstance. ECDC
> have already done so for food/waterborne outbreak investigation.
> 1. Anybody already made a system, wiling to share?
> 2. Any major Organization seeing the benefit of same-format reporting, and
> willing to support development of system/templates?
> 3. I assume that final release of ED 2.0 with relate feature is imminent. I
> therefore start to work on a functional but simple local system anyway, and
> will seek advice from the list as needed. Where I am right now, I struggle
> to carry the content of more than one unique key variable over from the
> parent to the child record.
> Any comments?
> Best regards,
> Vegard Hoegli
> District Medical Officer
> Skien, Norway
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