Chapter 2: Planning Activities and Tools

Summary

Once identifying the purpose of the surveillance programme, it’s time to define how the programme will work and who will be involved. For strong collaborations with programme stakeholders, communicate clearly how the programme will work, what activities are needed, and how the outcomes are going to be achieved. Logic models, which graphically represent these aspects of a programme, can be used to plan and evaluate a surveillance programme.

Chapter 2 provides:
  • The value of logic models and a sample logic model for a surveillance programme
  • The importance of partner engagement and example potential partners
  • Considerations for mandatory versus voluntary reporting
  • Privacy and confidentiality issues related to protecting patient data
  • Guidance on communicating information about a congenital anomaly diagnosis to parents.

Highlights