The Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) program was started during the Cold War to create a group of people who could be quickly deployed to halt outbreaks such as those from, for example, biological weapons. When a health department requests urgent help from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least one EIS officer and/or other subject-matter experts travel to the front line.
Although the security sector is a key partner in many specific public health programs, its identity as an important part of the public health endeavor is rarely recognized, resulting in an inadequate approach to research and investigation of ways in which law enforcement can be effectively engaged to actively promote and protect public health.
The world is facing multiple health challenges. These range from outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases like measles and diphtheria, increasing reports of drug-resistant pathogens, growing rates of obesity and physical inactivity to the health impacts of environmental pollution and climate change and multiple humanitarian crises.
Thousands of Zika virus cases went unreported in Cuba in 2017, according to an analysis of data on travelers to the Caribbean island. Veiling them may have led to many other cases that year.
MITRE is hosting a Healthcare Invitational/Hiring event in McLean, Virginia on January 16th, 2019. We are looking to hire professionals with 8+ years experience in the following competencies below and invite you to visit us online to explore how your capabilities align with a career at MITRE.
This report discusses the 2017 US Epidemiology Capacity Assessments four goals:
- Enumerate and describe the applied epidemiology workforce.
- Describe the skills of the applied epidemiology workforce.
- Describe the funding supporting the applied epidemiology workforce.
- Describe epidemiology capacity in targeted health departments .
Study confirms accuracy of digital polling, which could also deploy in other health emergencies.
Lack of access to diagnostic services, incorrect diagnosis and late diagnosis often leading to wrong treatment, serious health complications, higher health cost, and risk of spread of infectious diseases has prompted the World Health Organization to come out with a significant first ever Essential Diagnostics List.
The ASTMH Annual Meeting draws tropical medicine and global health professionals representing academia, government, non-profits, philanthropy, NGOs, industry, military and private practice. The meeting is designed for researchers, professors, government and public health officials, military personnel, travel clinic physicians, practicing physicians in tropical medicine, students and all health care providers working in the fields of tropical medicine, hygiene and global health.
This course covers the Food Modernization Safety Act with a focus on produce and mitigation strategies.