Building the Tools and Founding the Community
The CEZD project phase lasted for 3 years. The community focus during this time was to build the capability and capacity of a One Health Early Warning Network. The objectives of the project were to achieve: integration of information and intelligence sources; collaborative analysis of information via a shared platform (CNPHI); and timely distribution of intelligence products.
Enhancing Capability and Capacity
A key priority was to establish reliable production of the weekly intelligence report. This report is widely distributed to animal and public health networks across Canada. We also worked hard to improve both our technological capability to produce intelligence and our capacity by engaging more experts in the community activities.
Improving the Processes and Strengthening Relationships
Long term network sustainability depends on ongoing partner support in CEZDs various activities and reports as well as the effective use of resources. Since 2018, the partners have focused on expanding CEZD’s processes, and strengthening relationships. During this period an enhanced intelligence report was created in order to better meet the community’s needs. Additional efforts were made to begin to understand mechanisms to share information that is not yet public.