Ever wonder what happens to your info when you go to the doctor? If you have one of the 90+ reportable conditions in Arizona, your case report travels from your healthcare provider’s office to your local, state, or tribal health departments, and for some diseases it’s de-identified and sent all the way to the CDC.
This is so local health departments can stop disease spread and all levels of public health can track trends to detect outbreaks. The folks in our Office of Infectious Disease Services have put together a creative and fun way to understand how reporting of infectious diseases impacts our practice of public health in Arizona. Check out the video on their website.