Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to site content
CDC Home

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 (atran@cste.org) or telephone (770-458-3811).

References

  1. 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.
  2. CDC. Assessment of epidemiology capacity in state health departments---United States, 2009. MMWR 2009;58:1373--7.


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 (http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr) 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.

**Questions or messages regarding errors in formatting should be addressed to mmwrq@cdc.gov.

 
USA.gov: The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Road Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 - Contact CDC–INFO
A-Z Index
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
  6. F
  7. G
  8. H
  9. I
  10. J
  11. K
  12. L
  13. M
  14. N
  15. O
  16. P
  17. Q
  18. R
  19. S
  20. T
  21. U
  22. V
  23. W
  24. X
  25. Y
  26. Z
  27. #