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Notice to Readers: Introduction to Public Health Surveillance

CDC and Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University will cosponsor the course, "Introduction to Public Health Surveillance," May 8--12, 2006, at Emory University. The course is designed for practicing state and local public health professionals.

The course will provide the theoretical and practical tools necessary to design, implement, and evaluate effective surveillance programs. Topics include an overview and history of surveillance systems; planning considerations; sources and collection of data; analysis, interpretation, and communication of data; surveillance systems technology; ethics and legalities; state and local concerns; and future considerations. Tuition is charged.

Additional information and applications are available from Emory University, Hubert Department of Global Health, 1518 Clifton Road N.E., Room 746, Atlanta, GA 30322; telephone 404-727-3485; fax 404-727-4590; at http://www.sph.emory.edu/epicourses; or by e-mail pvaleri@sph.emory.edu.



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