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CDC Science Clips: Volume 5, Supplement 2, December 9

CDC Science Clips
Welcome to Science Clips, CDC's weekly digest!
The 'Public Health Laboratory Systems' supplement contains fifteen articles and commentaries that address issues, developments, and opportunities critical to CDC's public health priorities. Public health laboratories provide actionable information for disease prevention and control nationally and in every U.S. community. The supplement includes a report on the CDC-initiated Laboratory Efficiencies Initiative (LEI), a partnership initiative that is building a sustainable, national public health laboratory system. Other articles review the implications for public health laboratories of such dramatic developments as health care reform, electronic health records, and new analytic technologies. Still other articles describe important initiatives by state and local public health leaders to further improve laboratory quality systems, develop the professional laboratory workforce, and conduct practical research on the public health laboratory system.
Science Clips is a service of the Stephen B. Thacker CDC Library and CDC's Office of the Chief Science Officer.
The Science Clips is in the public domain and may be freely forwarded and reproduced without permission. The original sources and the CDC Science Clips should be cited as sources. Articles featured in Science Clips may be in-press or uncorrected proofs.

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  1. Key Scientific Articles in Featured Topic Areas
    Subject matter experts decide what topic to feature, and articles are selected from the last 3 to 6 months of published literature. Key topic coincides monthly with other CDC products (e.g. Vital Signs).

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Todd Prusin, Librarian
Gail Bang, MLIS, Librarian
Deidre Mallett, MLS, Librarian
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DISCLAIMER: Articles listed in the CDC Science Clips are selected by the Stephen B. Thacker CDC Library to provide current awareness of the public health literature. An article's inclusion does not necessarily represent the views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention nor does it imply endorsement of the article's methods or findings. CDC and DHHS assume no responsibility for the factual accuracy of the items presented. The selection, omission, or content of items does not imply any endorsement or other position taken by CDC or DHHS. Opinion, findings and conclusions expressed by the original authors of items included in the Clips, or persons quoted therein, are strictly their own and are in no way meant to represent the opinion or views of CDC or DHHS. References to publications, news sources, and non-CDC Websites are provided solely for informational purposes and do not imply endorsement by CDC or DHHS.