The Policy Surveillance Self-Guided Training features eight modules teaching each step needed to conduct policy surveillance. 

The modules include detailed instructions, as well as slide decks and links to tools and resources. 

We recommend beginning with Module 1 and working through the modules sequentially.

The modules are: 

  • Module 1: Introduction to the Policy Surveillance Program, Policy Surveillance and Legal Mapping Techniques
  • Module 2: Defining the Scope of the Project and Conducting Background Research
  • Module 3: Question Development
  • Module 4: Collecting and Building the Law
  • Module 5: Coding the Law
  • Module 6: Quality Control
  • Module 7: Publication and Dissemination
  • Module 8: Tracking and Updating the Law 
This training was developed using funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, with modules supported in part by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and ChangeLab Solutions under Cooperative Agreement Number NU38OY000141. The views expressed in written materials or publications and by the speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.