Series of National Guidelines (SoNGs)

The Series of National Guidelines (SoNGs) have been developed in consultation with the Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA) and endorsed by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC). Their purpose is to provide nationally consistent advice and guidance to public health units in responding to a notifiable disease event. These guidelines capture the knowledge of experienced professionals, built on past research efforts, and provide advice on best practice based upon the best available evidence at the time of completion.

Page last updated: 10 October 2016

The process for developing a SoNG has been endorsed by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC). This process includes a review of the literature and protocols from other public health authorities as well as expert opinion. SoNGs are endorsed by CDNA and AHPPC, before being posted on the CDNA web site.