Epidemiology, Surveillance, and Informatics Services (ESI) leads the Cuyahoga County Board of Health’s efforts to collect and monitor the amount of infectious and chronic diseases in the community.
Additionally, ESI also leads the agency’s emergency preparedness planning efforts as well as provide technical support for agency programs such as data analysis and public health informatics (computer support) activities.
ESI Services include
Conducting disease / outbreak investigations
Monitoring the amount of disease in the community
Planning for county wide emergencies
Evaluating the effectiveness of agency programs
Helping agency programs with computer related activities
Disease / Outbreak Investigations
Provide information on new, existing, and/or potential health threats to medical care providers and the public
Prevent illness outbreaks by promoting healthy habits within the community
Look into potential causes for illness outbreaks
Monitor the amount of infectious and chronic diseases in the community
Create reports for reportable, infectious diseases
Create a weekly flu report during flu season (October through May)
Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning
Help local communities with preparedness planning and response efforts
Take part in disaster preparedness exercises to assess local emergency response during and after disasters (such as floods, blizzards, earthquakes, tornados) and accidents (such as fires, chemical spills, broken water or sewer structures)
Help find medicine and medical supplies during a large community emergency
Coordinate planning efforts with local health departments in the five county Northeast Ohio region (Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, and Lorain counties)
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