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Using Electronic Death Registration Systems for Disaster-Related Mortality Surveillance
Jul 29, 14  1:00 pm CT - 2:30 pm CT
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Using Electronic Death Registration Systems for Disaster-Related Mortality Surveillance

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 ▪ 1-2:30 p.m. CT (1.5 CE hours)


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Free national webinar presented by the US CDC | National Center for Environmental Health


This 90-minute live webinar explains the role of Electronic Death Registration Systems (EDRS) in mass fatality planning – and CDC staff will share how some states are using existing systems for active disaster response and surveillance. Learn the steps that your state can take to assist in developing a national system.  

  • Speakers from the Alabama, New York City, and Oklahoma vital statistics departments will recount first-hand experiences with disaster response in their jurisdictions.
  • Rebecca Noe, of the CDC Disaster Epidemiology Response Team, will present a conceptual framework to coordinate EDRS and other available databases to develop an electronic national disaster mortality surveillance system.
  • Margaret Warner, National Center for Health Statistics, will share NCHS perspectives on improving disaster coding of death certificates.



  • Kelly Baker, MPH, Director for the Center for Health Statistics, Oklahoma State Department of Health
  • Cathy Molchan Donald, MBAState Registrar and Director, Alabama Center for Health Statistics
  • Renata Howland, MPH, Epidemiologist, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Rebecca S. Noe, MN MPH FNP-BC, Staff Epidemiologist, NCEH Disaster Epidemiology Response Team
  • Ann Madsen Straight, PhD, Director of Bureau of Vital Statistics, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Margaret Warner, PhD, Statistician, National Center for Health Statistics


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First Registrant (includes CE)     Free – only one connection per firm

Additional Registrant CE            $60/individual

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