WHAT IS "SURVEILLANCE"?
- Define from public health perspective.
WHY IS SURVEILLANCE IMPORTANT?
- Imperative for making evidence-informed decisions re: mental health services (can translate to cost savings, improved campus wellbeing, and improved academic outcomes like retention, graduation rates, and academic performance)
- Guides health promotion and illness prevention strategies
- If conducted regularly, allows for a longitudinal view of how mental health is evolving (or not)