Apr 11, 2012
from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
|Where||Health Sciences Library, room 328|
|Contact Name||Heather Lewis|
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The National Collaborative for Bio-Preparedness (NCB-Prepared) is a public-private partnership to develop, test and implement an advanced biosurveillance system beginning in North Carolina. It is a collaborative effort of academic, government, and industry leaders focused on developing a local, bottom-up approach to public health responsiveness and awareness.
The Collaborative has created a comprehensive statewide biosurveillance system to provide early outbreak detection and situational awareness of health events. It supports the health care community to better understand how the biosphere relates to disease activity and threats to human or animal health
NCB-Prepared will increase the speed of response in identifying deleterious agents and events that compromise health, security, infrastructure, agriculture, and economic viability. Public health and emergency management workers can be empowered with an analytical decision-support resource, so they can more readily detect, intercept, predict and help prevent episodes that threaten public health, business, and industry.
NCB-Prepared applies data access and analytic technology to stimulate and enhance data resource sharing between agencies and has created a system that enhances early event detection, situation awareness, and decision support via advanced analytics.