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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.

Following are members of the MMWR distribution partnership:

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

ePocrates, Inc.

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Federation of State Medical Boards

International Association of Fire Chiefs

Journal of the American Medical Association

Kaiser Permanente, Inc.

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


CDC invites other organizations and agencies to join this distribution partnership by contacting MMWR at

Use of trade names and commercial sources is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

References to non-CDC sites on the Internet are provided as a service to MMWR readers and do not constitute or imply endorsement of these organizations or their programs by CDC or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CDC is not responsible for the content of pages found at these sites. URL addresses listed in MMWR were current as of the date of publication.

All MMWR HTML versions of articles are electronic conversions from typeset documents. This conversion might result in character translation or format errors in the HTML version. Users are referred to the electronic PDF version ( and/or the original MMWR paper copy for printable versions of official text, figures, and tables. An original paper copy of this issue can be obtained from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), Washington, DC 20402-9371; telephone: (202) 512-1800. Contact GPO for current prices.

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