Table 1

Traditional and non-traditional data sources.

Traditional Sources

Non-Traditional Sources


Emergency Department Visits

Over-the-Counter Medicine Sales

Laboratory Results (i.e., radiology, microbiology)

Poison Control Center Calls

Physician Office Visits

Water Quality Data

Environmental Sensor Data

School Nurse Visits

School Absenteeism

911 Calls/Nurse Hotline

Media Reports


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