Assessment of Epidemiology Capacity in State Health Departments -- United States, 2009

Boulton, M. L.; Hadler, J. L.; Ferland, L.; Chao, E.; Lemmings, J.
December 2009
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;12/18/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 49, p1373
The article presents the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists' (CSTE) standardized national assessment of U.S. state health departments' core epidemiology capacity for 2009. The assessment involved a web-based questionnaire for the state epidemiologist, which inquired about workforce capacity an technological advancements for supporting surveillance. It was discovered that there was a 10% decrease in the number of epidemiologists working in state health departments compared with 2006.


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