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Notice to Readers Introduction to Public Health Surveillance

CDC and Emory University will cosponsor a new course to provide public health professionals with the ability to design, implement, maintain, and evaluate effective public health surveillance programs. "Introduction to Public Health Surveillance" will be held in Atlanta during June 3-7, 1996. Topics include overview and history of public health surveillance systems; planning considerations; sources and collection of data; analysis, interpretation, and communication of data; surveillance systems technology; program evaluation; ethics and legalities; state, regional, and local concerns; issues in developing countries; and future considerations. Surveillance problems will be presented and discussed, and the use of the computer in public health surveillance will be demonstrated. There is a tuition charge.

Additional information and applications are available from PSB, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 7th Floor, 1518 Clifton Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30322; telephone (404) 727-3485 or (404) 727-0199; fax (404) 727-4590; e-mail address

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