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Use of race and ethnicity in public health surveillance; summary of the CDC/ATSDR Workshop

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    "Improvement of the health of racial and ethnic minority populations is a priority for CDC and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). Information on race and ethnicity is a critical element in public health surveillance efforts. To address this issue, CDC and the ATSDR conducted a 2-day workshop, "The Use of Race and Ethnicity in Public Health Surveillance," held in Atlanta on March 1-2, 1993. Workshop participants included CDC and ATSDR professional staff and invited experts from academia and the private sector. Objectives of the workshop were to: Describe the current measures of race and ethnicity and their use in public health surveillance at CDC/ATSDR. Assess the epidemiologic basis of the use of race and ethnicity in surveillance for planning, operation, and evaluation of public health programs at CDC/ATSDR. Propose better use of existing measures for race and ethnicity or to identify alternative measures." - p. 1 "The recommendations generated from the workshop were developed for CDC/ATSDR and some of them may be used to improve surveillance systems at CDC/ATSDR and in other parts of the Public Health Service. In addition, some of these recommendations may be used to update the 1985 Report of the Secretary's Task Force on Black and Minority Health, as well as in measuring progress in reaching the Year 2000 Health Objectives. These recommendations have been submitted to the Director of CDC for consideration. They are being published in this format to stimulate further discussion. Some of these recommendations may exceed the missions of CDC and ATSDR, may be in conflict with other recommendations, or may be in various stages of implementation." - p. viii "Held in Atlanta on March 1-2, 1993"--P. 1. Papers from the workshop published in Public health reports ; v. 109, no. 1, p. 4-52.
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    "CDC/ATSDR PLANNING COMMITEE: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Linda Carnes, D.P.A. Epidemiology Program Office Richard A. Goodman, M.D., M.P.H. Robert A. Hahn, Ph.D., M.P.H. Donna F. Stroup, Ph.D., M.Sc. Scott F. Wetterhall, M.D., M.P.H. International Health Program Office Ruth Wilson, Ph. D. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Richard B. Rothenberg, M.D., M.P.H. Diane Rowley, M.D., M.P.H. National Center for Environmental Health Jose F. Cordero, M.D., M.P.H. Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp, M.D. National Center for Health Statistics Diane M. Makuc, Ph.D. National Center for Infectious Diseases Ralph L. Cordell, Ph.D. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Christine M. Branche-Dorsey, Ph.D., M.S.P.H. National Center for Prevention Services Henry J. Montes National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Richard L. Ehrenberg, M.D. Office of the Associate Director for Minority Health Rueben C. Warren, D.D.S., M.P.H., Dr.P.H. Public Health Practice Program Office Mark W. Oberle, M.D., M.P.H. " - p. iii Includes bibliographical references (p. 17). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Use of race and ethnicity in public health surveillance. Summary of the CDC/ATSDR Workshop. MMWR 1993;42(No.RR-10): (1-17).
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