Upcoming Webinar Thursday! “Prioritizing Your Biosurveillance Enhancements”

The NACCHO Informatics Group is looking forward to hearing from some great speakers, 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), and Dr. Perry Smith (Research Professor Epidemiology, State University of New York at Albany).  Dr. Richards will discuss the CDC’s new surveillance strategy and Dr. Smith will discuss an analysis of costs related to developing and maintaining surveillance systems.  Please scroll down for more information!

Title       Beneficial Practices for Improving Biosurveillance: Prioritizing your Biosurveillance Enhancements

Date      Thursday, June 5

Time      2:00 to 3:30pm EDT

Join     Reserve your Webinar seat now at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/934555712

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 webinar 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).

Public health preparedness and surveillance professionals are invited to participate in this webinar.

View archives of the 3 previous webinars in the series and access selected resources: http://biosurveillance.weebly.com/webinar-information.html

Questions? Contact Carol Gunther-Mohr, Webinar Coordinator, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill cgm@email.unc.edu

The webinar series is presented in partnership with Dialogue4Health and the North Carolina Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (NCPERRC) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response.

 

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