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National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases (CVK)

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    The National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases (NCPDCID) maximizes prevention, preparedness, and response to infectious diseases in order to protect populations domestically and internationally through leadership, partnerships, epidemiologic and laboratory studies, and the use of quality systems, standards, and practices. In carrying out its mission, NCPDCID: (1) Works collaboratively across CDC and with public health and healthcare partners in conducting, coordinating, and supporting surveillance, research, and prevention programs to prevent and minimize morbidity and mortality among domestic and international populations; (2) collaborates with other CDC programs to ensure availability of appropriate domestic and international platforms intended to build capacity and conduct public health work on infectious diseases; (3) coordinates activities across CCID and CDC related to vulnerable populations, healthcare quality, quarantine, research, surveillance, emerging infectious diseases, and laboratory services; (4) establishes relationships and partnerships with domestic and international health organizations, healthcare facilities, federal agencies, state and local health departments, and other external partners; (5) provides technical assistance to external partnerships for improving program operations; (6) provides a platform for synthesis, translation, and dissemination of research findings into public health practice at the front line;


    participates in the development of national policies and guidelines for prevention and control of infectious diseases; (8) coordinates processes for developing, awarding, and managing grants and cooperative agreements; (9) administers a national quarantine program to protect the U.S. against the introduction of diseases from foreign countries and the transmission of communicable disease between states; (10) facilitates appropriate cross-cutting collaboration with other NCs, CCID, other CDC programs, and external partners to promote effective surveillance for infectious threats to health; (11) designs and conducts epidemiologic studies to investigate the causes and risk factors for infectious diseases; (12) identifies, evaluates, and promotes the nationwide implementation of interventions designed to prevent infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, related adverse events, and medical errors among patients and healthcare personnel; (13) investigates and responds to outbreaks, emerging infections, and related adverse events among patients, healthcare providers, and others associated with the healthcare environment; (14) leads the improvement of domestic and international laboratory practices in clinical and public health laboratories through a quality systems approach;


    provides services and expertise in development of quality systems to support compliance with FDA regulations on production, distribution, and use of laboratory diagnostic reagents;


    provides support to CDC laboratories and investigators including provision of animals, services, materials, and specialized expertise; and (17) provides emergency response coordination of CCID resources and enhanced epidemiologic, surveillance, and laboratory response capacity for bioterrorism and other infectious disease public health emergencies. (Approved 3/22/2007)

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