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IID-21 Data Details

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IID-21 Increase the number of States that use electronic data from rabies animal surveillance to inform public health prevention programs

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

Data Source: 
Rabies Surveillance Network
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Baseline (Year): 
8 (2010)
Target-Setting Method: 
Projection/trend analysis
Target-Setting Method Justification: 
RabID data are being transmitted by the Public Health Laboratory Information System (PHLIS) in 8 States (Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia), with a target of all 50 States by 2020. Two to five additional States per year are expected to send enhanced information, depending on the implementation of electronic messaging systems. Projection/trend analysis was the target-setting methodology. [DHHS17]

Number of state public health laboratories (total 52 including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and New York City, and excluding Hawaii) sending weekly data uploads to the RabID system

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Not applicable
Data Collection Frequency: 
Methodology Notes: 

    RabID is enhanced surveillance via a new comprehensive GIS-based real-time system that provides essential information on rabies occurrence for states and partnering organizations needed for timely prevention and control. RabID has integrated data sharing among local, state, and federal agencies for strategic responses to outbreaks.

    Data are collected routinely through the Public Health Laboratory Information System (PHLIS) or at the end of year when data is sent directly from states that have not implemented electronic messaging.