INDICATOR: An Information System for Monitoring the Health of a Community

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  • Ian Brooks

INDICATOR is a novel information system for collecting, integrating, and analyzing data from multiple sources to provide public health decision makers real-time data on the health of their community. Data comes from sources as varied as emergency department visits, school attendance, veterinary clinics, and social media postings and together have been used to change public policy in outbreak events.

Funding for this project was provided by the Carle Foundation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


Funding Agencies

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – $100,000.00
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture – $45,723.00
  • Carle Foundation – $155,000.00