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Details for Service Communicable Disease Surveillance and Control
Service Name Communicable Disease Surveillance and Control Program Name Data Collection and Analysis
Goal Manage resources to provide effective and efficient delivery of services to North Carolinians.
Objective Assure that children and/or adults receive needed and effective health and safety services through data tracking, research and evaluation.
Division Division of Public Health
Service Description


Through this service Communicable Disease staff members detect and track the spread of diseases.  This includes:

  • Overseeing identification and enrollment of data sources such as hospital emergency rooms for disease tracking (via the NC Disease Event Tracking Epidemiologic Collection Tool, or NC DETECT)
    Training new system users
  • Monitoring data daily for potential public health threats
  • Investigating potential threats in collaboration with local and state public health partners
  • Monitoring, analyzing and responding to communicable disease reports submitted through the North Carolina Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NCEDSS)

Communicable Disease staff members also help control diseases that are spread by animals (vectorborne diseases) and by spoiled or contaminated foods (foodborne diseases).  They do this by:

  • Responding to and investigating foodborne and vectorborne disease outbreaks
  • Informing health care providers and the public of the results of such outbreak analyses
  • Educating health care providers and the general public on topics related to foodborne and vectorborne diseases 

Major activities of this service include:

  • Provision of communicable disease surveillance to evaluate the impact of communicable diseases.
  • Provision of consultation and education to local health department staff, healthcare providers and consumers regarding disease investigation and control strategies.
  • Utilization of data from the Syndromic Surveillance system to monitor and respond to instances of widespread disease or injuries such as those resulting from hurricane or other weather-related risks or injuries.

The general public benefits from the monitoring and response to public health threats.

Web Site http://www.epi.state.nc.us/epi/gcdc.html Year First Initiated 1918
Available State Wide Yes Geographic Area Served
Grants Provided No Competitive Bidding No
Competitive Bidding Details
Waiting List No Waiting List Start Date
Number Waiting
Waiting List Details

Income Eligibility
Income Eligibility No
Income Eligibility Method
Income Eligibility Type
Whose Income Eligibility
Income Disregard No
Income Disregard Desc
Income Verified No
Income Verified Method
Income Criteria
Income Eligibility Change
Income Eligibility Method Prior To Change
Income Eligibility Other

Target Population
Age Range Start Age Range End
0 100+

Legal Authority
Authorization Level Authorization Type Citation
State Statute GS 130A-144
State Administrative Rules 10A NCAC 41A .0101
State Statute GS 130A-134

Budget Information
State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2023
As of the month of September 2022
Authorized Budget Fiscal Year 2023 SFY 2022-2023 Year To Date Expenditures Balance
Salary and Fringes (1X) 4,044,489 737,630 3,306,859
Salary Other (1X) 5,847 0 5,847
Operating (2X-5X) 18,472,692 18,106,919 365,773
Contracts/Allocations (6X) 31,704,757 9,983,254 21,721,503
Reserves (7X) 0 0 0
Transfers (8X) 0 0 0
Total Requirements 54,227,785 28,827,803 25,399,982
Receipts-Federal 51,840,044 27,970,187 23,869,857
Receipts- Local receipts 0 0 0
Receipts- Other receipts 153,190 189,597 -36,407
Total Receipts 51,993,234 28,159,784 23,833,450
General Fund Appropriations 2,234,551 668,019 1,566,532
State Local Other
0 0 0
State Local
0 0