Grant: $236,770 - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Sep. 2, 2009
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Award Description: The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) will collaborate with four authorized health jurisdictions (Cook, DuPage, Kane and Lake) serving the residents of the greater metropolitan Chicago area (excluding Chicago). This collaboration would establish a network of over 70 schools to strengthen school-based varicella outbreak detection and response, identify best practices and responses in school settings and evaluate the effectiveness of two-dose varicella vaccination in the context of an outbreak. IDPH and the four jurisdictions will initiate a methodology to acquire weekly reports from each sentinel school on the incidence of varicella. This methodology will include zero-case reporting. In conjunction with this initiative, IDPH staff will conduct a random sampling of student health records for auditing to validate one-dose coverage levels reported to the ISBE and serve as an indicator of two-dose varicella coverage levels. Project staff will utilize the Illinois version of the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (I-NEDSS), a web-based disease reporting system, to document varicella case investigations and outbreak control measures deployed. Case-based reporting of varicella has been required since March 2008. When varicella cases and/or outbreaks occur among sentinel schools, staff from these four health jurisdictions will be able to initiate vaccination clinics and other prevention and control measures and evaluate the effectiveness of the two-dose regimen on varicella infections.
Project Description: Sub-recipient grant approval in progress within IDPH.
Infrastructure Description: NA
Jobs Summary: Not started (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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