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AlaSys Success Stories

How is AlaSyS Used in Alabama?

To understand Alabama's drug overdoes epidemic.

  • In 2018, more than 10,000 emergency department visits were related to a drug overdose. AlaSyS works closely with other ADPH programs to provide more detail on drug overdose deaths, emergency department visits, and 911 responses. The surveillance summary informs overdose prevention efforts, helps allocate resources, supports policy decisions, and assists in monitoring the impact of these activities. View or download the summary.

To monitor disease trends.

To provide high quality data for national situational awareness.

  • AlaSyS efforts to monitor and improve data timeliness, completeness, and validity was featured by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on their National Syndromic Surveillance Program website. The article describes how analysts used data quality reports and developed other tracking mechanisms to break down barriers and facilitate conversations with facility staff to improve data reliability. Read the entire success story.

Contact AlaSyS

Questions and comments about ADPH syndromic surveillance activities can be emailed to syndromic@adph.state.al.us or you can contact us by phone Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by calling 334-206-5971.





Page last updated: March 29, 2022