Identification

Name

National Capital Region Disease Surveillance Network

Short name

NCR

Status

Active

Category

Collective

People
(1) Anna Buczak, anna.buczak@jhuapl.edu
(2) Helen Worth, Media Contact
Organizations
(1) Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (Maryland) (DHMH)
(2) Department of Health (District of Columbia)
(3) Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU APL)
(4) Virginia Department of Health (VDH)
Created

2012-10-05 20:59:00+00:00

Modified

2016-07-08 14:33:40.492364+00:00

Basic Information

Overview

The National Capital Region (NCR) Syndromic Surveillance Network consists of independent surveillance systems within the state health departments in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia. This system collects data, processes, and presents results to the regional public health agencies, and shares data with a common “aggregate” node that covers the NCR.

Goals
(1) Baseline awareness
(2) Early warning
Year start

2004

Related system
(1) Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-Based Epidemics (ESSENCE)

Disease and Geography

Locations
(1) District of Columbia
(2) Maryland
(3) Virginia

Datastreams

Data sources
(1) ED/Hospital Records
(2) Help Lines
(3) Sales