Distribute has fostered new insights into syndromic surveillance practice since 2006. Distribute was initially developed as a proof of concept model funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s BioSense program, with additional funding from the Markle Foundation. During H1N1, Distribute saw expansion in both site participation and functionality with funding and support from the CDC. The International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) is proud of the community of practice that developed and supported the system and each other over time, and recognizes the advances that its participants have contributed to the field.
The evolving nature of syndromic surveillance practice in the US has led ISDS to make the difficult decision to end its management of the Distribute system.
As of April 4, 2012, ISDS will no longer be displaying visualizations of the Proportion of Emergency Department Visits For Influenza-like Illness (ILI) per Week on this site.
The Distribute Project will continue to collect data until May 31, 2012. Until that time, data providers will have access to the Distribute Restricted site (https://isds-auth.cirg.washington.edu/distribute/
) and Community Forum.
For questions, please contact ISDS Executive Director Laura Streichert at firstname.lastname@example.org