Evaluation and Capacity Review Tools
National Inventory of Core Capabilities for Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response
The National Inventory of Core Capabilities for Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response (National Inventory) has been used in more than 40 countries to document select capabilities at a single point in time, and determine progress toward enhanced preparedness over time. For each of the 12 capabilities included in the National Inventory, key indicators address the coverage, timeliness, or quality of specific public health functions. The tool complements WHO guidelines by providing information to guide ongoing investment in preparedness and response; inform strategic and program planning across pandemic phases; and review logistic and operational needs, and address deficiencies according to available resources (also en Español [910 KB, 125 pages] available and en Français [998 KB, 125 pages] ).
International Influenza Surveillance Assessment Tool
The International Influenza Surveillance Assessment Tool is intended to help CDC and its cooperative agreement partners take a standard, systematic approach to the review and assessment of epidemiologic sentinel site surveillance for influenza like illness (ILI) and severe acute respiratory illness (SARI). The tool consists of a series of questionnaires/site visit guidelines to help in the identification of problems, and it also provides the opportunity for users to provide quality, focused technical assistance, feedback and recommendations.
Guidance for this tool is available in a PDF [101 KB, 7 pages] .
International Influenza Laboratory Capacity Review Tool
Updated January 9, 2013
The CDC-APHL International Influenza Laboratory Capacity Review Tool is a data gathering tool designed for assessing the capabilities and capacities of national influenza laboratories, with an emphasis on influenza diagnostics. Information collected through the tool can be used to identify a laboratory's strengths and challenges. The tool consists of nine modular sections:
- Laboratory Contact Information
- General Laboratory
- Specimen Handling, Collection, and Reporting
- Virology Laboratory
- Molecular Biology Laboratory
- Laboratory Safety and Biosafety
- Quality Assurance / Quality Control
Background information regarding this tool is available in a PDF [366 KB, 5 pages] .