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RapidResponse Project


This promising practice outlines the Guildford County Department of Public Health in North Carolina's practice, which allows teams to collect and analyze field data more efficiently and rapidly following natural disasters, disease outbreaks, or other emergent public health events. The project has the following components:

  • Extend electronic field data collection capability
  • Identify wireless communication capacities
  • Equip PHRST regions with handheld computers, GPS units, and GIS software
  • GIS training program.
  • Implement system tests and exercises

Primary Toolkit:

PH Informatics Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Health Information Technology (HIT), Incident Command System, Natural Disaster, Pandemic Influenza


Institutional Author:

Guilford County Department of Public Health





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