Notice to Readers: CDC Recognition of Members of MMWR Distribution Partnership
The recent bioterrorist attacks represent a national emergency that requires action by all of those responsible for public health and safety. In October and November in response to these attacks, CDC developed guidelines for anthrax treatment, prophylaxis, and exposure management that required immediate dissemination to all health-care professionals. To expand its distribution, MMWR enlisted the assistance of various organizations, agencies, publications, and health-care plans in a distribution partnership. Participants in this partnership electronically distributed to their members and subscribers bioterrorism-related reports published in MMWR. As a result, millions of health-care professionals and the public were notified immediately about critical public health information within hours of its release by CDC. CDC appreciates this collective effort to protect public health and safety.
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Alliance of Community Health Plans
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Association of Health Plans
American Association of Poison Control Centers
American Association of Public Health Laboratories
American College of Emergency Physicians
American College of Physicians, American Society of Internal Medicine
American Hospital Association
American Medical Association, Office of Specialty Society Relations
Association of American Medical Colleges
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
Employers' Managed Health Care Association
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Federation of State Medical Boards
International Association of Fire Chiefs
Journal of the American Medical Association
National Association of County and City Health Officials
New England Journal of Medicine
National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine
National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Education Foundation
U.S. Department of State
Washington Business Group on Health
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