Course 6: Community-based Surveillance for COVID-19

Course 6: Community-based Surveillance for COVID-19

The goal of this course is to provide community-based health workers with a comprehensive understanding of community-based surveillance and their role in it. Community-based surveillance is a rapid and effective system for monitoring your community's health during a public health crisis, such as COVID-19. It is a great way to track events and behaviors that could lead to an increase in COVID-19 cases. This course will walk you through the community-based surveillance workflow, including your responsibilities as a community-based health worker in supporting the data collection and dissemination of information during this pandemic.

Learning Objectives

1) Explain the use of community-based surveillance in supplementing formal surveillance systems, including where community-based health workers can play a role.  

2) Outline the data collection and management processes for community-based surveillance, including:

  • Identifying data sources
  • Assessing which data collection tools are most useful for your community context
  • Describing the data flow steps and your role in the data workflow 
  • Utilizing responsible data management practices to protect privacy
  • Practicing safe behaviors when collecting data in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic

3) Justify the importance of disseminating data during a pandemic response and skills for how to do it effectively.

Next Session

Course 6: Community-based Surveillance for COVID-19


Please visit the COVID-19 Digital Classroom track page to enroll in the course by clicking "join track".

If you are already enrolled in the track, you can access this course and all your other enrolled courses here.