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Webinar: Using Electronic Death Registration Systems (EDRS) to Conduct “Real-Time” Disaster Mortality Surveillance

September 17, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


(The recording of the webinar and slides can be accessed here.)

On September 17, NACCHO will be hosting the webinar, “Using Electronic Death Registration Systems (EDRS) to Conduct ‘Real-Time’ Disaster Mortality Surveillance,” open to all of state epidemiologist and our members at the local, state, and federal jurisdictions. This 90-minute seminar will share information on how states are using existing EDRS for active disaster response and surveillance and will cover EDRS’ role in mass fatality planning. Speakers from Oklahoma, New York City, and Alabama health departments will recount their first-hand experiences with disaster response in their jurisdictions. Rebecca Noe with the CDC’s Disaster Epidemiology Response Team will present a conceptual framework to leverage EDRS and other available databases to develop an electronic national disaster mortality surveillance system and outline the steps state can take to assist that effort. Finally, Margaret Warner from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) will share the NCHS perspective on improving disaster coding of death certificates.


  • Ann Madsen Straight, PhD, and Renata Howland, MPH, Bureau of Vital Statistics, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Kelly Baker, MPH, Director for the Center for Health Statistics, Oklahoma State Department of Health
  • Cathy Molchan Donald, MBA, Chair, Mass Fatality Committee, National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information System and State Registrar and Director, Alabama Center for Health Statistics
  • Rebecca S. Noe, MN MPH FNP-BC, Staff epidemiologist, National Center for Environmental Health Disaster Epidemiology Response Team
  • Margaret Warner, PhD, Health Statistician, National Center for Health Statistics

This webinar is part of NACCHO’s 2014 Summer Preparedness Webinar Series. Learn more about the webinar series and see upcoming webinars.


September 17, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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