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Introduction to Syndromic Surveillance Methodology Course now Available!

We are happy to announce that the training series, Introduction to Syndromic Surveillance Methodology, is now publicly available for free on CSTE Learn. The Introduction to Syndromic Surveillance Methodology Course provides new syndromic surveillance analysts and analyses consumers with foundational knowledge to interact with and use syndromic surveillance data. Over the course of three lessons, learners will explore common data sources and methods to create syndromes, consider expanded syndromic surveillance utility to a diversity of public health surveillance needs, and discover communication tactics translating syndromic surveillance data to public health action. These courses are designed to provide pre-requisite knowledge before learning specific software tools.

CSTE would like to thank the trainers of this series who are your peers from the NSSP CoP. They volunteered a large amount of time to create and deliver this training series and it would not have been possible without them! CSTE would also like to thank Kahuina Consulting and CDC NSSP for their support in making this series possible. Below are instructions on how to create a CSTE Learn account and access the training series.

Creating a CSTE Learn Account and Accessing the Course:

  1. Go to https://learn.cste.org/
  2. On the homepage click “Sign Up”
  3. This will take you to a registration page, complete all required fields and click “Submit”
  4. Once you’ve completed the registration process, visit this link to access the course

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