EXPANDED SURVEILLANCE AND METRICS SUPPORT
Policy makers rely on accurate and prompt health analyses and epidemiological surveillance to make data-driven decisions that meet the needs of the Wounded, Ill, and Injured (WII) population. Navy medical practitioners strive to implement evidence-based best practices to optimize patients’ clinical care experiences and health outcomes. Through the Expanded Surveillance and Metrics Support Project, the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) Health Analysis (HA) and EpiData Center (EDC) Departments enhance operational readiness, providing clinical health analysis and epidemiological surveillance to improve the efficacy of Navy healthcare. The HA and EDC Departments collaborate with a variety of stakeholders across Navy Medicine to generate analyses that drive crucial decisions on healthcare policies, interventions, and programs. In addition to reoccurring activities, both Departments provide rapid-response reports to inform medical and operational personnel of critical force health protection needs and also to support WII efforts and funding requests. They lead as consultative experts in epidemiological surveillance, clinical health analysis, study design, and evaluation metrics.