2004 national assessment of epidemiologic capacity; findings and recommendations
Corporate Authors:Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.) ;
Organization & Administration
Epidemiology/Organization & Administration/Statistics/United States
Government Agencies/Statistics/United States
State Government/Statistics/United States
Description:A strong public health infrastructure should also provide the capacity to prepare for and respond to both acute and chronic threats to the nation's health. Epidemiologists in state and territorial health departments play a central role in this response capacity. In response to the need for baseline and monitoring information for the epidemiology workforce, CSTE developed an Epidemiology Capacity Assessment (ECA) in 2001 to assess core epidemiologic capacity in U.S. state and territorial health agencies. The ECA was revised in 2004 to focus on the infrastructure of public health surveillance programs, core epidemiology capacity, and training opportunities in health departments. The purpose of the 2004 assessment was to measure the current status of core epidemiologic capacity and training needs in the United States and territories, and, whenever possible, to compare the data with baseline data collected prior to an increase of nearly $1 billion in distributed Federal bioterrorism funds.
"The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) conducted this assessment with support from its cooperative agreement #U60/CCU007277 with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."
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