Please join us for a conversation with Dr. Chesley Richards, Deputy Director for Public Health Scientific Services and Director, Office of Public Health Scientific Services at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to hear the latest progress report on implementing CDC’s new surveillance strategy, including such immediate plans as establishing a surveillance leadership board and the funding of small informatics projects this year. There will be discussion of how CDC’s strategy may affect surveillance at the state and local levels.
In addition, Dr. Perry Smith, Research Professor Epidemiology, State University of New York at Albany and former New York State Epidemiologist, will discuss an analysis of the costs of developing and maintaining surveillance systems, illustrating the dependence on multiple and sustained funding streams.
The Web Forum will be hosted by Dr. Ed Baker (Project PI and Research Professor, Health Policy and Management, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and Dr. James Buehler (Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, Drexel University).
Specifically, the Web Forum will address:
- What are the strategic national priorities for improving public health surveillance?
- What do biosurveillance system enhancements cost and what is involved in developing and maintaining them?
- What are the guiding principles for biosurveillance systems discussed in the webinar series?
This Web Forum will be the fourth in a series about Biosurveillance. The previously recorded archived Web Forums can be viewed at anytime: