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Announcements: Maternal & Child Health Epidemiology Capacity: Findings and Recommendations Available Online
The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) has released a new report on state-based maternal and child health epidemiology capacity in the United States at http://www.cste.org/2009mcheca.pdf. The report, Maternal & Child Health Epidemiology Capacity: Findings and Recommendations, updates findings from the 2002 report (1), reports findings from the 2009 CSTE National Assessment of Epidemiology Capacity (2), and provides recommendations for improving capacity.
This assessment reports that maternal and child health (MCH) epidemiology and surveillance capacity continues to increase. Approximately 55% of jurisdictions reported at least substantial MCH capacity, and the percentage of jurisdictions with minimal-to-no capacity progressively decreased to 12% in 2009. However, despite this trend, nearly half of states still lack substantial MCH capacity, citing additional staff as the most pressing need. Improving capacity in states that have minimal-to-no MCH epidemiology capacity is a recommended priority. Another priority is the need to increase involvement of MCH epidemiologists in program-level decision making.
Additional information is available from CSTE by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone (770-458-3811).
- Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. National Assessment of Epidemiologic Capacity in maternal and child health: findings and recommendations. Atlanta, GA: Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists; 2002. Available at http://www.cste.org/dnn/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=2BIZG8p5Q%2fM%3d&tabid=175&mid=716. Accessed December 9, 2010.
- CDC. Assessment of epidemiology capacity in state health departments---United States, 2009. MMWR 2009;58:1373--7.
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