This poster presents an overview of an international environmental scan aimed at describing characteristics of national public health surveillance functions from countries with contexts comparable to Canada. Conducted by the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) in collaboration with the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP), this study provides a global perspective on corporate surveillance system coordination at a national level.

This study equips public health professionals with insights to better identify and understand the dynamics of public health surveillance systems across international contexts, akin to Canada’s. It sheds light on the imperative of infectious disease surveillance, especially highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic, while also pointing towards future challenges and opportunities such as real-time data utilization, digitalization, and enhanced knowledge sharing. Through this, it supports efforts to refine surveillance strategies, innovate with data integration, and foster informed decision-making for improved public health outcomes.

Poster – Public Health Surveillance Functions in International Jurisdictions

To consult the publication, visit the NCCMT’s website.