Common Ground: Public Health Preparedness Toolkit


Common Ground: Public Health Preparedness Toolkit


The Common Ground Project was designed to assist chronic disease and preparedness departments in public health agencies by documenting and defining business processes common to each of them and identifying the requirements for information systems that would support these processes. Nine chronic disease programs and six preparedness programs from local and State health collaborated to achieve consensus to describe their business processes and identify the requirements for information systems to support them using the Collaborative Requirements Development Methodology (CRDM).

This toolkit presents the work products developed by the Preparedness Workgroup during CRDM’s business process analysis (think) and business process redesign (re-think) phases. This document is intended to:

  • Present the tools and work products of the workgroup, providing insight into the methodology
  • Provide a starting place for organizations interested in using CRDM to think, rethink, and describe their own internal processes


Public Health Informatics Institute

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Public Health Informatics Institute


Release Date: 2011
Original Summary: December 2011
Last Updated: 05/07/14

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