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:

Beneficial Practices for Improving Biosurveillance: Outbreaks

Beneficial Practices for Improving Biosurveillance: Natural disasters

Beneficial Practices for Improving Biosurveillance: Outbreak

Presenters

Chesley Richards, MD, MPH, FACP

Deputy Director, Public Health Scientific Services

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Atlanta, GA

  • Director, Office of Public Health Scientific Services, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , Atlanta, GA

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Perry Smith, MD

Research Professor , School of Public Health

State University of New York at Albany

Albany, NY

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Moderator

Ed Baker, MD, MPH, MSc

Research Professor, Principal Investigator, Health Policy and Management

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

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James Buehler, MD

Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy

School of Public Health, Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, Drexel University

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Presentation Slides

Resources

Date Published: Thursday, May 29, 2014

CDC Surveillance Strategy