TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Boulton, M. L.; Hadler, J. L.; Ferland, L.; Chao, E.; Lemmings, J.
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;12/18/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 49, p1373
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
47192187

 

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