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2.2: Collect 7-1-7 data for a public health event

The 7-1-7 Assessment Tool (docx / pdf) captures 7-1-7 data for a single event. While jurisdictions may choose to use this tool, fields from the 7-1-7 Assessment Tool can also be integrated into existing templates for risk assessments, rapid response team reports, or event management systems. This section provides detailed instructions and examples of how to complete the 7-1-7 Assessment Tool. In addition, a document addressing Frequently Asked Questions has been developed.

Screenshot of the 7-1-7 Assessment Tool

Incorporating 7-1-7 into rapid response team reports in Nigeria

Before implementing the 7-1-7 approach, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) had developed a report template for use by rapid response teams when investigating a public health event. After introduction of the approach, NCDC amended the report template to include data collected against the 7-1-7 timeliness metrics and documentation of bottlenecks. Rapid response teams were mandated to provide 7-1-7 data within two- and seven-days after deployment. This facilitated immediate stakeholder review of 7-1-7 performance and identified bottlenecks, enabling stakeholders to take remedial actions to address them and improve the ongoing outbreak response.

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