Biosurveillance Toolkit: Beneficial Practices for Improving Biosurveillance


Welcome to the Biosurveillance Toolkit, created by the North Carolina Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (NCPERRC) at the North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH) with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Toolkit provides resources relevant to your work in improving biosurveillance. Click on the links on the right to access toolkit resources.



The following reports were produced by the NCPERRC team to understand the needs for improving biosurveillance and recommendations for strengthening these systems.

Online Training

This online training, available through the NCIPH Training Web Site, provides insights into the NCPERRC report: Improving Public Health Preparedness: Strengthening Biosurveillance Systems for Enhanced Situational Awareness.

Webinar Series Highlights and Resources

NCIPH hosted a series of 4 webinars with accompanying resources directed at preparedness and surveillance directors and staff involved in the implementation of Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) grant activities and other CDC-funded programs at the state and local level. These webinars and resources are designed to help translate into practice the key findings from the report on enhancing biosurveillance practice for situational awareness during a public health event.

Each of the 90 minute webinars have been edited down to about 15 minutes of highlights that demonstrate biosurveillance practice during recent relevant preparedness scenarios. The selected accompanying resources include both resources contributed by the webinar hosts as well as publicly available reports.

Click the links below to view the highlights:

Mass Gatherings

Natural Disasters

Disease Outbreaks

Prioritizing Biosurveillance Enhancements