Another part of the BioSense 2.0 effort is to support collaboration and innovation among BioSense 2.0 users securing ongoing funding for state and local health departments. The result is approximately $7 million in funding awarded to 35 health departments in 2012 through a cooperative agreement.
The CDC cooperative agreement, "BioSense 2.0: Building State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Surveillance Capacity to Enhance Regional and National All-Hazards Public Health Situation Awareness," provides funding and support to help state, local, tribal, and territorial health authorities use BioSense 2.0 to improve public health situation awareness and syndromic surveillance by:
- promoting timely exchange of electronic health-related information between healthcare providers and public health authorities,
- facilitating timely information sharing among state, local, tribal, territorial, and federal public health partners, and
- promoting improvement of the science, analytic, and workforce practice of public health surveillance programs at the state, local, tribal, and territorial levels.
The 35 jurisdictions in a cooperative agreement with CDC's BioSense program will be able to share lessons learned that will help all BioSense 2.0 users. They will promote timely exchange of electronic health-related information, improve the science, analytic, and workforce practice of public health surveillance programs.
Jurisdictions Supported by CDC BioSense 2.0 Cooperative Agreement
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- West Virginia
- Boston, MA
- Denver, CO
- Marion Co., IN
- New York City, NY
- Sacramento Co., CA
- Tarrant Co., TX
- Washington, D.C.