Hiv / Aids Reporting System And Immunization Information Systems

1192 Words Nov 22nd, 2015 5 Pages
Diseases that can become prevalent and run rampant affect populations, therefore it must be monitored closely. Two examples of public health information systems tailored to combat an epidemic are CDC’s HIV/AIDS reporting system and Immunization Information systems (ISS). The CDC’s National HIV Surveillance System is the major source that monitors HIV trends in the United States (CDC.gov, n.d.a). Also, the CDC finances and aids state and local health departments to gather the information. Thus, the CDC knows the past and current HIV/AIDS cases. The health departments convey the data to the CDC, however, it de-identifies all the information first. The CDC then evaluates the data to ascertain who and why certain groups are targeted and disseminate their results to the concerned parties (CDC.gov, n.d.a). According to CDC.gov (n.d.a), “The ultimate surveillance goal is a nationwide system that combines information on HIV infection, disease progression, and behaviors and characteristics of people at high risk. By meeting this goal, CDC can direct HIV prevention funding to where it is needed the most”. To aid in its quest, the NCHHSTP Atlas was designed as an interactive tool which allowed the CDC to showcase pertinent data for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB. Furthermore, this atlas permitted users a visual representation of the spread of these diseases by allowing users to generate maps and detailed reports (CDC.gov, n.d.a). Moreover, public health information systems are…

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