Policy surveillance is the systematic collection, compilation, measurement and synthesis of policies. It is an emerging form of public health surveillance, which is the ongoing, systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of data in order to improve health and safety (CDC 1988).
This page contains Policy Surveillance Reports, short descriptions of the current state of laws that PHLR and its curators are tracking.
For additional detail about these policies, visit the Interactive Law Maps
for that topic by clicking the title above. To access the data and materials describing the process for generating these reports, visit our Data page