Homeland Security: Improving Public Health Surveillance : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations of the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, First Session, May 5, 2003
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform. Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations
U.S. Government Printing Office, 2003 - 145 pages
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Page 8 - CDC's responsibility on behalf of DHHS to provide national leadership in the public health and medical communities in a concerted effort to detect, diagnose, respond to, and prevent illnesses, including those that occur as a result of a deliberate release of biological agents.
Page 112 - Control (1986) surveillance is defined as "the ongoing systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of health data essential to the planning, implementation, and evaluation of public health practice, closely integrated with the timely dissemination of these data to those that need to know.
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Page 6 - Before the Committee on Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations United States House of Representatives Update on Anthrax Detection Methods Statement of Richard E.
Page 115 - CDC data illustrates diat public health departments lack basic infrastructure necessary to keep the public informed and as we have learned with SARS, communicating with a shaken public is key to alleviating natural fears that arise with an emerging illness. The Health Alert Network (HAN), a federally coordinated system between the CDC and state/local health departments, has the potential to fill this current communications gap. By using advanced technological tools, this network will allow for real-time...
Page 16 - ... to be done. The new report clearly indicates the need for increased capacity of the United States to detect and respond to national and global microbial threats, both naturally occurring and intentionally inflicted, and provides recommendations for specific public health actions to meet these needs. The emergence of SARS, a previously unrecognized microbial threat, has provided a strong reminder of the threat posed by emerging infectious diseases. CONCLUSION...